Monday, February 27, 2017

Do You Ride A Motorcycle?

It seems like an odd question, but if you have dentures and ride a motorcycle you may have been living a frustrating life of having to replace those dentures every time you go to talk to your passenger while riding. Have you resigned yourself to just not wearing your dentures when you ride? Now, there is a better solution - a natural looking smile with teeth in a day dental implant dentures. It seems too good to be true.

Dr. Judy Strutz and her team know how powerful it is to have an amazing smile you love. If you are constantly worried, or are having to replace your dentures, this can be a cause of stress that is just not worth it. All-on-4 type of dental implant dentures are created by placing an implant into your jawbone, which is used to hold the teeth in place. No more dentures slipping and sliding around in your mouth. No more holding on to your teeth in your pocket as you enjoy a quick ride up the mountain. And more importantly, no more having to replace missing dentures every time you smile as you enjoy the beautiful ride and they fly out. All-on-4 type of dentures look like your natural smile and are stable in the mouth. 

For more information on All-on-4 types of dentures, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Take This Dental Quiz?

Do you wake up in the morning with jaw pain? Or feel soreness or tightness when you are enjoying some of your favorite foods? Take this dental quiz and find out if you may be impacted by malocclusion or a bite issue.

1.     Do you have dental or jaw pain?
2.     Do you have crooked or protruding teeth?
3.     Are you impacted by pain when you chew food?
4.     Do you often bite your cheek?
5.     Do you notice teeth that feel loose or are mobile?
6.     Do you often choke when eating meat or other chewy foods?
7.     Do you grind your teeth?
8.     Do you feel that you bite unevenly?

Malocclusion or bite issues can range from mild to severe problems. Mild cases may not cause extreme pain but Dr. Strutz and her team encourage you to have the problem looked at even if you do not think it is a problem as over time this can be impact your daily life.

Malocclusion is common and severe cases can lead to malnutrition, choking or unhappiness as you live in constant pain consuming foods that do not bother your jaw instead of enjoying the foods you love. Teeth that are not aligned correctly can also lead to problems with decay as they are more difficult to clean than properly aligned teeth.

Dr. Judy Strutz and her team encourage you to schedule a consultation if you have any of these symptoms, or if you have jaw pain.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

4 Ways To Tell If You Have An Occlusal Jaw Problem

Jaw problems can be painful but they also can cause cracked teeth, pain and problems that create long term damage to your smile. If your jaw is out of alignment it can further cause problems with the teeth, muscles and the jaw joint. You may also unfortunately experience problems with all three.  Here are 4 ways you can tell if you have a jaw misalignment problem that may require an appointment with Dr. Strutz and her team.

1.     Your teeth are worn in the front. Occlusal problems put pressure on your teeth in different places that cause teeth to wear down in the front.
2.     Pain in your jaw after consuming food, when you wake up in the morning or throughout the day. Your jaw muscle should not have to work hard to do its job. If you have pain, now is the time to contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team to get help.
3.     Teeth sensitivity to hot and cold. Occlusal problems wear down the enamel of the tooth exposing it to hot and cold foods and temperatures.
4.     Broken or cracked teeth. When you bite down on a tooth in the wrong spot it can begin to crack under the pressure.

For more information on occlusal bite problems, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.