Friday, December 7, 2018

How Do Your Dental Habits Stack Up?

The experts say that dental habits are built from a young age, but can be implemented at any time in order to improve the health of your smile. Taking time each day to improve your dental health does pay in dividends later on. But have you ever wondered how your dental habits stack up against the recommendations of your dentist? Answer this 5-question quiz to see where you stand.

1.     Do you brush 2x a day?
2.     Do you floss at least 1x a day?
3.     Do you consume high carbohydrate foods at every meal?
4.     Do you consume caffeinated beverages or soda regularly?
5.     Do you smoke or use tobacco products?

If you answered yes to questions 1 and 2, and no to the others you are well on your way to having and keeping a smile that can last for decades. If you answered no to 1 and 2, and yes to 1 or more of the questions below, your smile and health may need to be looked at a little more closely. It is recommended that you schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Judy Strutz and her team to ensure you do not have any problems with your smile that are going untreated. The health of your smile matters to our team, let us help you achieve optimal dental health today.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Reduce Your Risk of Tooth Pain By Implementing These 3 Habits

Tooth pain can come out of no where and disrupt your entire day. Once you begin to feel it, it is not something to try and wait out. The longer you go without getting it taken care of the more risk you have of long term impact later on. But if you follow these three habits you can significantly reduce your chance of having tooth pain.

1.     Brush and floss regularly. You have probably heard this your entire life, but still don’t necessarily have it as a part of your daily routine. There are multiple ways you can go about changing this. One: brush and floss at the same time every day. This helps to build it into your day. Use a toothbrush, floss and toothpaste that you like. Make it fun, by playing music, or listening to a comedian while you do it. Anything to change it from a boring routine to something you look forward too.
2.     Reduce acidic foods from your diet. While a lime or orange can seem like a great idea the acid negatively impacts your enamel which can lead to problems and dental pain later on.
3.     Visit the dentist regularly. Problems can begin with small and left untreated can cause cavities to form. Decay not taken care of can lead to more extensive dental procedures needed to fix the problem.

Don’t let dental pain take and put you on the bench of life. Get your smile taken care of today by contacting Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.