Saturday, April 29, 2017

Have You Heard?

You may have heard the word around friends, but did not really know what they were. Or maybe you have had friends have the procedure but you thought it was too good to be true. Well, we are here to share with you, that it is not too good to be true, All-on-4 types of dentures that can be done in a day do exist. They are a great way to replace your traditional or loose dentures and have a more permanent fixed solution. The great thing about the all-on-4 types of dentures is not just that you will have them completed quickly, but you will have a solution that does require denture glue, cause embarrassment, or have you worrying about your choices at the restaurant you are at with friends.

All-on-4 types of dentures give you your smile and your life back. When you have teeth that are missing, it can cause you to look older than you are. You may even begin to smile less as you do not want to show your dentures or worse, have them come loose when you are smiling. No more! Stand up to your smile and get your life back.

For more information on All-on-4 types of dentures and how they can help you restore your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Protect Your Veneers

You have waited a long time to get the smile of your dreams. You have taken the time to get your veneers replaced and show off your new smile in your selfie photo and when you are laughing with friends. But now what? You want to take care of them, because just like your natural teeth, damage can occur. Here are 3 ways you can protect your veneers so that your smile stays the way you want it for years.

1.     Brush your teeth regularly. Just like your natural teeth which are still under the veneers, it is critical to brush them in order to keep your teeth healthy. You do want to use a non-abrasive toothpaste to protect the surface though.
2.     Floss 1 -2x a day. Yep, the requirement of flossing has not gone away with the improvement of your smile. It is still an essential task.
3.     Avoid cutting into hard food at the front of your mouth and instead cut the food into pieces. For example, instead of biting an apple, steak or hard candy, cut the food into bite-sized pieces and chew with your back teeth instead. This will help keep your veneers on and in place.

For more information on other cosmetic procedures that can improve the health of your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Protect Your Smile This Summer

Now that summer is right around the corner and the weather is warming up it might be easy to reach for that high sugar fruit drink or ice cream instead of water. Avoid this pitfall and instead drink fruit flavored water and keep your smile healthy.  High fructose drinks not only can cause problems with cavities and other dental problems, but can also cause your mouth to dry out.  Dry mouth is an open opportunity for bacteria to get out of control and attack your tooth enamel.
Water with fruit in it not only gives you a refreshing drink to quench your thirst, but it can also provide a snack that is low in sugar and carbohydrates which can also impact your smile. Once you are feeling the impact of dry mouth, it is easy to reach for the closest and easiest drink at your fingertips. Avoid this problem by planning head.

Using a refillable water bottle can ensure that you are never far from the water you need to consume. Depending on your weight, where you live and how active you are will determine the amount of water you should be consuming.

For damage to your smile due to dehydration, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today!