Friday, January 26, 2018

New Year, New You!

You have an opportunity to have a smile you would love this new year. Now that the new year is here, you have new opportunities with your dental insurance. The new year brings in new dental benefits that are available to you in order to enhance your smile. If you are looking to fix dental problems that have plagued you for a lifetime, now could be your best opportunity.

There are so many awesome things about the New Year - new opportunities, new you - but also, you get the opportunity to have new insurance benefits that have started over. So, if you had dental recommendations last year, but didn’t decide to correct them, now is the time to take advantage of what you pay for already to get you a beautiful smile. 

Now is a great time for you to look back and organize your to-do list that will help you receive a smile you have been waiting a long time for. Some of the dental procedures you may have needed, but have put off because you didn’t think you could achieve them. Why wait any longer? Now is the time to get your best smile ever.

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Have You Scheduled Your Oral Caner Screening?

Oral cancer will impact roughly 50,000 individuals this year and the Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that only roughly 50% of those individuals will live past 5 years. The problem with oral cancer is not how aggressive it is, but how long it takes for individuals to be diagnosed with this type of cancer. Many patients may notice a growth or anything else and if they do not visit their dentist on a regular basis, are not being checked.

Dr. Judy Strutz and her team recommend scheduling your oral cancer screening with the team today in order to catch this as early as possible. One of the reasons the Oral Cancer Foundation suggests that oral cancer death rates are so high is because of the lack of people getting checked for oral cancer before it has spread.

Dr. Judy Strutz and her team have always provided a comprehensive oral screening exam in order to ensure patients have the best possible chance of getting treatment early on. With some extra schooling that Dr. Strutz did, she has also increased her understanding of how to support patients who are going through treatment of oral cancer and how to help patients regain a, “new normal,” after treatment. No matter which stage you are in, Dr. Strutz and her team are the place to start in order to ensure you are the healthiest you can be. Contact their office today and schedule an oral cancer screening.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Life After Oral Cancer

Did you have oral cancer that has left you missing part of your jaw? Or have you experienced other dental problems from chemotherapy or radiation that have impacted your smile? You have options. Dr. Judy Strutz and her team have extensive experience in reconstructive options for oral cancer and other dental problems that impact patients after their cancer treatment and surgery. There are a variety of treatment options that can now be helpful in order to treat this type of problem.

If you are in need of bone augmentation due to missing jaw bone it may be an option to use bone from another location in order to rebuild the jaw. The important thing is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Strutz in order to determine what is going to be the best plan moving forward in order to support you and your dental needs. The dental options a few years ago are not the same as they are now and the doors have opened into other options to improve your smile.

Sometimes even dental implants are an option after the jaw surgery has been done, and can replace missing teeth. They are placed in the jaw with screws that help them stay in place. This replaces the need for removable devices. But having said that, don’t say no to a removable appliance, because that might just be the right choice to bring back the facial contours. In any event, there are options and you would do well to explore yours.

For more information on dental procedures and oral cancer, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.