Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Healthy Smile Can Improve Your Self-Confidenc

When you smile at a stranger or smile at your coffee barrista you show them that you are happy, healthy and care about your oral health. But if your teeth are damaged or if you have dental decay that is negatively impacting your smile, your dental team can help.  A beautiful smile that you love to share with the world, not only improves your feelings about life, but it can also improve the lives of those around you.

People who have dental decay or are embarrassed about their smile, share with dentists that they are less likely to go out with friends, they are more likely to hide their smile when taking photos and their overall self-confidence is low.

Dr. Judy Strutz and her team know how important it is for your smile to be healthy and they can help to organize a plan to improve your overall dental health, if you do not love your smile.  It may be a dental procedure can help to improve the look, or maybe it means a more serious dental procedure, whatever your needs are, Dr. Strutz and her team can and will help you get your self-confidence back.

For more information or to schedule your cosmetic dental appointment today, contact Dr. Strutz and her team.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Yoga and The Positive Impact On Your Smile

You have probably heard the positives for yoga and your overall health, but here is another important way that yoga can improve your dental health. Our body parts are interconnected and what problems we incur in one part of the body can impact another part. For example, when we hold stress in our upper bodies, neck or shoulders it can cause stress and tightness in the jaw which can lead to grinding your teeth.

Grinding your teeth has numerous negative consequences on the overall health of your smile including cracking, breaking or damaging your teeth as well as a potential for jaw pain that negatively impacts your ability to consume the foods you love.

But yoga can help all of that. Breathing deeply, while being on your mat can decrease your stress and help you to better handle life’s pressures.   Studies also show people who are stressed out are less likely to take care of their smile. They may worry more about day to day issues, and spend less time really taking care of their health. Doing yoga just a few times a week can improve your overall outlook on life and help keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.

For more information on the positives of yoga and your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Your Teeth Are Important, Protect Them

Your teeth are critical not only for your overall look, but for your health. The habits we have over time can cause problems later on in life. Here are 5 habits that can cause damage to your teeth.

1.     Chewing on ice. Ice can cause cracks or chips in your teeth. While it may seem that this is a perfectly fine habit because ice is clear and made up of water, avoid this habit to keep your teeth in great shape.
2.     Only play sports with a mouth guard. Don’t risk the damage to your teeth.
3.     Avoid drinking milk at night. The lactose in the milk turns to sugar and can create cavities and decay.
4.     Avoid snacking on high sugar or carbohydrates. The longer that these foods stay on your teeth, the higher the risk of damage to your smile.
5.      Grinding teeth. While it is a sign of stress or other problems going on in your life, if you are grinding your teeth, talk to Dr. Strutz and her team for a mouth guard or a plan to stop grinding your teeth.

Your smile is so important and can last a lifetime if you take care of it. For more information on dental habits that can negatively hurt your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.