Thursday, November 23, 2017

5 Habits That Can Cause Your Smile To Bite The Dust

Your teeth are made of the hardest substance in the body. When they are taken care of with proper dental care, they can last a lifetime. Brushing, flossing, regular check-ups and routine dental procedures can keep you away from major dental repairs and keep you living with a smile that, “Wows” your family every day. Here are 5 habits you may not have heard about that can keep your smile on the up and up.
1.     Prevent your mouth from getting dry. Drinking water infused with fruits or vegetables can keep your saliva going and keep your smile in great shape.
2.     Grinding leaves your teeth vulnerable to cracks and other damage.  
3.     Eating foods high in acid. The acid can cause your teeth to be susceptible to decay and other dental problems.
4.     Playing sports without a mouth guard. It is easy to knock out a tooth or chip a tooth when playing high contact sports without a proper mouth guard. Getting one that is picked out and created just for you is the best way to keep your smile amazing.
5.     Chewing on pen and pencils. Chewing on things other than food can crack or chip a tooth.

Your smile is critical to keep your life balanced and healthy. Don’t waste time with habits that can damage your smile. For more information on improving your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Smiling is a Powerful Motivator

Have you ever wondered about the power of your smile? It is a powerful tool you have that can change your life or your mood in a moment. You can be in a bad mood and a smile from a loved one can be the medicine you need in order to turn your entire day around. But if you don’t love your smile, you may be hiding.  Smiling is so powerful that it even has the ability to change your mood because once you smile, it sends a signal to your brain and reinforces the feeling of happiness and joy.

If you have cracked, missing teeth, or stains on your teeth it may be difficult for you to want to show your smile to the world. Hiding behind your lips can stimulate negative brainwaves causing you to feel removed from your loved ones. Take time to schedule your appointment today and find out which dental procedure can get you back to living the life you have always wanted.  Having a beautiful and healthy smile can improve every area of your life.

For more information on how to improve your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Break Bad Dental Habits And Replace Them With Better Ones

The habits we have created in adulthood can be tricky to break. There may be food habits you are holding on to, or maybe you don’t like flossing and so you just skip that part of the dental routine. Quitting anything and changing that habit, while it takes dedication and a positive outlook, can be done with these 3 tips from Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

1.     Set a calendar invite in your phone to remind you to brush and floss every day. Or if you want to quit eating snacks at 3:00 pm, which can lead to decay and other dental problems, create a calendar invite that can remind you of why are choosing a healthy habit.
2.     Find a phrase or mantra that you can say to yourself when you want to give up on your plan.
3.     Write down your plan. Research shows that people who write down their goal and steps they are going to use to implement that change can be a powerful motivator to change negative patterns of behavior.
You are worth having a fantastic and healthy smile. Change your habits today. For more information, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.