Monday, June 27, 2016

7 Affordable Cosmetic Procedures You Can Use To Improve Your Smile

There are multiple options to improve your smile, depending on what you need. While cosmetic procedures are a great way to get the smile you want, Dr. Judy Strutz recommends starting with a consultation in order to determine what you need.

1.     Whitening procedures are a great way to fix the color of your smile. There are a variety of whitening options that may fit your needs.
2.     Veneers can help to improve your smile if you are impacted by cracked or broken teeth.
3.     Bonding can attach material to the enamel on your teeth, if they are cracked. The color of the bonding can be matched to the color of your teeth.
4.     When it comes to braces you now have the option to have invisible braces or other kinds depending on what you are looking for.
5.     Dentures and or partial dentures can fix missing teeth and a great pair of dentures match the look of your previous natural teeth.
6.     Bridgework can also be utilized in order to fix missing teeth.
7.     Tooth colored fillings are a great way to fix decay or cavities and still maintain the color of your teeth.

 For more information on cosmetic work contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Drink Up This Summer and Keep Your Smile Healthy

Your smile can be kept healthy by having healthy dental habits. While brushing and flossing is critical to keep your smile as healthy as possible, you also need to drink water regularly to keep your mouth from drying out and visit your dentist on a regular basis. If you fail to drink water, bacteria can grow rampant in your mouth causing more difficult problems. It is recommended you drink at least 1 oz of water for every pound you weigh. If you live in a warmer area or are exercising, it is even more important to drink water.

Without fluids, or consuming fruits and vegetables that have a high water concentration, food it left in the mouth. Fluids are a great way to decrease the amount of time food is left on your tooth enamel.  The less time that food has to stay on your teeth the less likely you are to be impacted by cavities and tooth decay.

Water can also be mixed and infused with fruits and vegetables. This makes sure you are consuming the nutrients you need to keep your healthy smile and also be tasty. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Friday, June 17, 2016

7 Reasons Why You Deserve A Beautiful Smile

Your smile is the first thing you can share across a room to a person you want to connect with. Your smile can change the world for your daughter who is having a bad day or uplift a stranger who you meet on the street. Your smile is the catalyst to taking a stressful situation and turning it into a positive one. Dr. Judy Strutz and her team want to make sure you have the beautiful smile you deserve.  Here are 7 reasons you deserve a beautiful smile.

1.     Smiling reduces stress by releasing serotine levels that help to keep you happy.
2.     Smiling reduces blood pressure and helps keep your stress levels down.
3.     99.7% of people report that a smile is the most attractive asset in another person.
4.     It can help you connect with other people and improve your relationships.
5.     A beautiful smile can improve your chances of getting the career opportunity you want.
6.     A smile that is beautiful and healthy can improve your self-confidence to help you live the life you want.
7.     Smiling helps to improve a negative situation and have an outcome everyone can live with.

For more opportunities and information on how to restore your smile to a beautiful, healthy state contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sleep Apnea Can Take Your Life

While sleep apnea can feel like a slowing down, it is in fact slowly taking your life way - a little each day. You can get help now. You may not feel, at first, the negative effect of sleep apnea but left untreated sleep apnea can cause multiple negative effects and, ultimately, it can cause death.

Doctors, including Dr. Judy Strutz may have already told you how important sleep is. Sleep is necessary. Do you lie there night after night, falling asleep only to wake up in the morning and still feel exhausted? You may be waking up several times each night in order to catch your breath – many times people are unaware of the significance of this and the damage it may be doing to your heart. Lack of sleep can cause day time drowsiness, falling asleep at work, depression, and problems with relationships.

Sleep apnea can also cause high blood pressure. If you are already susceptible to high blood pressure as you wake up throughout the night, it can cause extreme stress which can raise your blood pressure even higher.  The oxygen in your blood also decreases as you continue to wake up through the night, causing an even greater risk.

Sleep apnea, left untreated can also cause weight gain that is difficult to lose. Over time your body, as it becomes stressed, may hold onto the extra pounds.

For more information on sleep apnea and for treatment options contact, Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

4 Bad Dental Habits You Want To Break

It is awesome you have decided to improve your smile by regularly brushing and flossing and visiting your cosmetic dentist. But if you have bad dental habits it will be more difficult to get the smile you have been waiting for. Break these four dental habits and improve your smile today.

1.     Do you bite your nails? This habit can break your teeth and cause painful jaw problems. In order to break this habit you can try nail polish that has a bitter taste and is designed to help you stop biting your nails.
2.     Chewing ice cubes is not a good dental habit. While it is heating up outside you may be tempted to enjoy a cup of ice cubes, but chewing on ice can not only cause you to chip or crack a tooth, it can also cause jaw pain.
3.     Eating snacks all day is not a good habit for your smile, especially if they are high in sugar and carbs. The longer food remains on your teeth the more likely it is to turn into decay and cause cavities. If you are going to be on the beach or be consuming snacks throughout the day, try utilizing sugar free gum and drink water in order to help remove some of the food from the surface of your teeth.
4.     Clenching of the jaw not only causes long term jaw pain, it can eventually cause you to feel that you cannot open up your jaw wide or chew correctly. Avoid clenching your jaw and investigate whether a night guard would be helpful to you.

For more information on bad or great dental habits, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Do You Have The Smile Of Your Dreams

Your smile impacts your self-confidence, opportunities and could improve your view of the world around you. Imagine what your dream smile looks like. Are your teeth whiter or straighter? Remember, one smile, shared with a person who is having a bad day, can instantly change their day. But do you have the smile of your dreams? If not, now is the time to get what your truly want! Dr. Judy Strutz and her team can help restore your smile to the beautiful, healthy one you had years ago or can improve on the one that nature gave you.

When you smile, if your teeth are broken from decay, or if you have cracking teeth, veneers may be the best option for you. Veneers are easy to place and restore your smile to a more natural look when done correctly. The best part is the upkeep, with veneers you will only need to brush and floss as you normally would.

If you have a special event coming up and have a few short weeks or months prior to your event, there is time or you may want to choose from some additional options to help you change your smile. Teeth whitening or dental bonding can hide the small flaws that may be impacting your day. Prior to purchasing a home whitening system, ask your cosmetic dentist for information. There are a variety of systems and depending upon the reason your teeth are grey or brown, the over-the-counter variety may not do the trick.

For more information on how to get the smile of your dreams, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Monday, June 6, 2016

6 Dangers Of Missing Teeth

You may think that one missing tooth is no big deal, but Dr.Judy Strutz recommends if you have a missing tooth that you seek guidance. One missing tooth can cause problems that lead to major dental issues, which could then end up costing you more money and more time. Here are 6 dangers of having a missing tooth.

1.     If you are losing a tooth due to decay. Once the crown, or the portion of tooth that is above the gum tissue of the tooth is missing, the decay is still there and it can spread to other teeth, causing you to lose more.
2.     Studies have shown, once you have a single missing tooth, it is more likely that you will lose up to five more.
3.     Once you have a single missing tooth other teeth will begin to shift in position. As they shift they can cause you to look much older than you really are.
4.     Missing teeth can inhibit you from eating the healthy foods you enjoy. Eating healthy can improve your overall physical health and also improve your overall smile.
5.     Employers analyze your smile when you interview for a new position. Unfortunately, they admit that is one of the first things they look at. If you are missing teeth you may also be missing out on opportunities.
6.     Missing teeth can decrease your overall health. If you lost your tooth due to periodontal disease, know that the infection in your mouth may impact other organs. This inflammation and disease can then cause problems with your liver, heart and gall bladder.

For amazing cosmetic options to improve your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Do You Love Your Smile?

Dr. Judy Strutz works with patients all day that struggle to love their smile. Do you have crooked, missing or discolored teeth? Do you struggle to smile when your photo is taken because you don’t want to show off your uneven gums and teeth? There is no reason to wait. Dr. Strutz and her team can analyze how to best work with your existing smile to  create the beautiful one you have been waiting for.
Many people wait months or even years before getting the smile of their dreams but, with the latest technology and opportunities, there is no reason to wait. Are you a candidate for veneers? Veneers can help cover up existing teeth easily and will restore slightly broken, uneven or misshapen teeth with minimal tooth structure being involved. If you have all of your existing teeth, but they are uneven or decayed, veneers may be the best option for you.

Everyday your smile is analyzed by others, when you show up to your first day on a new job, when visiting with friends, when you smile at the person who holds the door for you. Wouldn’t it be great to have them all comment on how beautiful your smile is? And to have your loved ones feel more drawn to you as you flash those pearly whites. Now that summer is here, it is the right time to upgrade your smile.

For more information, contact Dr. Strutz and her team.