Monday, July 31, 2017

Were You Impacted by Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer can be a traumatic and painful experience. One part of the challenge with oral cancer is beating it, but unfortunately once you are cancer-free you may have secondary problems that begin to impact your life. Oral cancer can cause jaw, chin and other facial concerns. Dr. JudyStrutz and her team are here to help you get back to feeling and looking your best after oral cancer.

In 2014, it was reported that over 50,000 Americans – both men and women - were diagnosed with oral cancer. Dr. Strutz and her team believe that you should not have to live with the result of cancer. New treatment and facial restorative procedures can help you feel and many times look “normal.”

Dr. Strutz believes in giving hope to the hopeless and this is just one type of procedure that she does to support her patients.  There are a variety of causes of oral cancer including drinking, smoking, family history of cancer, and HPV. But reports show that 25% of oral cancer occurs in individuals who do not smoke or drink. Do not live with the impact of oral cancer, instead take back your life.

For more information on maxifacial restorative procedures or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Don’t Wait Until You’re On Vacation To Have A Dental Emergency

It can be painful to have dental problems when you are at home and able to contact your dentist, but being on vacation and having a dental emergency can be painful, derail your vacation, and be expensive, depending on the time of day that the problem occurs. Keeping up on your regular dental care can help decrease your risk of having problems or major dental emergencies on your next vacation.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Strutz and her team and get your dental needs taken care of prior to a vacation. Taking care of your smile is not something to treat lightly. Once you schedule your appointment, Dr. Judy Strutz and her team can do a consultation to evaluate if there are any potential problems that may become a nightmare on your next vacation.

Your dental health should be a top priority and your vacation plans should not take a pause because you have to get in for a dental emergency.  Instead, take care of your smile and enjoy your next vacation.

For more information on keeping your smile healthy, contact Dr. Strutz and her team.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

3 Foods That Improve The Look Of Your Smile

You already have read the research that supports that wine, coffee, soda and other drinks and foods can be detrimental to your smile. With all the choices these days, it may leave you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. You may even feel that no matter what you eat at some point it is going to damage the look of your smile, but here is a list of 3 foods that you can enjoy guilt free. Not only are they great for your teeth but they are good for your body as well.

1.     Watermelon. The high concentration of water makes this an ideal treat for not only the summer but winter as well. The water removes leftover food from your teeth in between brushing and flossing sessions. There are no artificial colors to stain your teeth and it will leave you feeling great.
2.     Peppers. Mix and match them or eat them raw. Peppers are another great food that contain a high-water concentration and will leave you feeling energized and ready for your day.
3.     An apple a day. There is no getting around this one, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. The freshness, high water concentration and crunch of an apple makes this an ideal treat for your smile. The crunchiness encourages saliva production which keeps food from sticking to your teeth.

For more information on foods that improve the cosmetic look of your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.