Monday, October 29, 2018

Don’t Wait!

Tongue and lip tie problems could be impacting your student and now is the time to get it checked out. So what are the signs? Tongues that are not released often result in children with orthodontic needs. Also, many times the effect of having a tongue tie shows up in posture and the relationship of jaw. These possible signs could mean a tongue tie is impacting them.

Students who are learning to read and talk need to be able to move their tongue in the proper position in order to be able to say certain words and to pronounce certain sounds. When the tongue tie is tight, it inhibits them from being able to pronounce the words they need to in order to do the job they need to do. This can lead to read difficulties and other speech concerns as they get older. If left untreated, students who struggle to read are more likely to have behavioral challenges in school as well.

The technology today for these procedures is far more advanced then it was a few years ago.
So, don’t waste time, get your child’s tongue tie checked and help them get back on track with their education. For more information or to schedule your consultation, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Are You An Adult That Stutters?

You may have had a stutter throughout your entire life that impacts your social life now. Maybe you have found ways to get around it and work through it, until you are in the middle of a bunch of people staring at you. It is okay, there now may be a procedure that can help. If you have tried other things and stuttering is still a problem you are facing, contact Dr. JudyStrutz and her team and schedule a consultation for Lip or Tongue tie laser surgery.

It was believed a few years ago that lip and tongue ties only impacted babies when they were breastfeeding, but recent research shows us that not only can a tongue tie that goes untreated cause problems for a little one trying to learn to read and talk, it can have long lasting problems for individuals as well, and one of those problems is stuttering.

The piece of skin that holds the tongue down is necessary so that there is structure in place and that your tongue just doesn’t flop around in your mouth, but when this tissue is too tight, it can lead to a host of problems for individuals. New laser procedures can help release this and allow you to live the life you have wanted, free of stuttering.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Don’t Take Your Smile for Granted

It may have been awhile since you really took a step back and evaluated the health of your smile, but it is critically important that your teeth and gums are in great shape. Often times people go to the doctor and get regular check-ups. You may spend time working out, or eating right, but then forget to floss on a regular basis. Or you skipped that pesky dental appointment because something more fun and exciting came up, but it is important not to skip these appointments, in fact they are essential to your health.

The health of your teeth and gums can impact the entire body and while more and more research has been conducted on this, they are finding there is more than a correlation to heart disease and periodontal disease. Why spend hours ensuring you eat the right food and exercise if you are not going to spend the time taking care of your teeth and gums also?

Next time you feel like skipping the floss, or run out the door and decide against going to the dentist, think about the fact that your smile is the backbone to your health. Without teeth you cannot consume the foods that you enjoy. Bleeding gums and bad breath can lead to a breakdown in relationships and lead to depression. Don’t take your smile for granted.

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

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Step Back & Relax

Life is stressful enough, you don’t want to be more stressed when you have to get that crown done or that broken tooth fixed. Thousands of patients a year skip their dental appointments due to anxiety and fear around visiting the dentist. Now is your chance to change all that. You don’t have to be afraid because you can apply these 5 tips to control your dental anxiety.

  1. Take a step back and imagine the most calming place that you have ever been. Research shows that visualization can help put your mind into a state of relaxation and enjoyment.
  2. Listen to calming music before and during your visit. There is no reason for you to be in a state of fear. Sit back, relax and enjoy the blissful sound of waves or a mediation.
  3. Do something that relaxes you before your visit. You don't’ want to do something that is over exciting, but you also don’t want to sit around thinking about the upcoming appointment.
  4. Tell your dentist. You are not alone in this and therefore, there is no reason to go through this by yourself. Enjoy a calming and relaxing chat with your dentist so they know what is going on with you.
  5. Go for a walk. Walking can help to increase endorphins and decrease negative emotions.
This dental visit is critical. For more information on how to decrease your dental anxiety. 
Contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Tips To Decreasing Your Fear

Cosmetic dental teams sometimes get a bad rap, but they are the quiet heros behind the scene cheering your healthy habits and your smile on. They are the ones that can help you to become the best version of yourself because the health of your body starts with your smile. If you have broken or damaged teeth, or periodontal disease, these problems can drastically decrease not only the health of your smile, but negatively impact your organs as well.  We also understand the fear you may have about visiting the cosmetic dentist is real, so here are 5 tips to decrease your fear at the dentist.

1.. Schedule your appointment in the morning. This gets it out of the way and doesn’t give you much time to dwell on the fear you feel.

2.Before your appointment do something calming, such as listening to music, taking a bath or going for a walk. Anything that is going to refocus your mind on happy thoughts.

3. Tell your dentist. You do not have to carry this burden of fear alone. They can help you through this in order to ensure you have the least amount of anxiety going into the procedure as possible.

4. Take care of your smile in between visits. Brush, floss, and eat healthy foods. This can help decrease the procedures you need to keep your smile looking great.

5.Get to know your dental team and the procedure you are going to have done. This can help put your mind at ease.

Dr. Judy Strutz and her team always enjoy helping patients achieve the look they are going for with their smile. For more questions about how to manage your dental fears contact Dr. Strutz and her team.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A Letter from Your Smile to You

A recent dentist was asked, “What do you think my teeth would say if they could talk?” So, here’s a letter from your teeth to you,

Dear human, I know your life is so busy and you always assume I will be there for you, but unfortunately because you only spend quality time brushing two to three weeks before that crucial dental appointment and your flossing routine is even more sparse, I may not be able to stick around for long.
I remind you of your habits by causing you minor pain but even that doesn’t seem to change your habits or perceptive. I love you and it will be hard for you at first, but you must first repay me in better ways. This neglect I feel is causing me to bleed. Soon, it will be inflammation city and once that sets in, there will be a need for more serious smile fixes to get us back on track.
I see your pain and sadness when you hide me from the world and as you walk by the mirror. I want to be healthier for you but the sugar levels in the soda that you are consuming is so acidic and it is wearing me down. Take a deep breath today and get us back on track, by keeping your dental appointments and taking better care of me.

For more information, contact Dr. Judy Strutz