Thursday, October 24, 2019

You Have Permanent Dentures, Now What?

Permanent dentures can be a great solution to improving the look of your smile. Taking time to ensure you have all the facts to keep them looking good is critical. Here are 5 tips to keeping your permanent dentures looking fantastic.

1.     Brush and floss regularly. There is nothing more you can do than starting with great dental hygiene. Making sure to remove food from your permanent dentures can ensure there is no permanent damage done to them.

2.     Visit the dentist regularly. Visiting your dental team regularly helps to keep your denture looking and fitting its best.

3.     Avoid stain–causing foods when possible such as wine, coffee or tea. However, if you do consume these types of drinks it is recommended that you brush your teeth soon after.

4.     Ask questions about after care with your permanent dentures. Don’t take chances with your permanent dentures, make sure you talk to your dentist and ensure you know if there are any things you need to avoid or ways to take care of your smile.

5.     Don’t consume non-food items. Items that are non-food can cause a crack or chip in a tooth.

For more information on getting permanent dentures or taking care of them, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Get The Facts About Teeth Whitening

If you have stains on your teeth from the food you consume, coffee or other substances, it might be time for you to have a teeth whitening procedure done. If you are going to get your teeth whitened you should know the facts. Here are 6 tips to getting your teeth whitened.

Do your homework. No matter whether you are visiting your cosmetic dentist to get this procedure done or you are doing it at home, make sure you get the facts about the type of whitening material you are using and what is going to be best to meet your needs.

Get custom made whitening trays. It is important to not get just any whitening trays, but to make sure that you have trays that fit your smile. If you go to your cosmetic dentist, they will ensure you have trays that fit your smile.

Know the side effects. You can end up with sensitive teeth based on the product that is used. However, based on you and your smile, there may be other side effects. It is important to ask your cosmetic dentist what side effects might impact you.

Know what to expect. There is a range of whitening that will occur for your teeth dependent upon various items. For example, what substances you use, how long you use the product and the types of whitening material that is used. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can help you to achieve the results you are looking for.

Your smile is important and the look of it matters. By taking the time to get your teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist can help ensure you receive the results you want. For more information on teeth whitening, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Keep Your Veneers In Great Shape

Now that you have spent some time and money taking care of your smile and getting veneers, it is equally important that you continue to take care of your investment. Just brushing and flossing regularly is not enough to ensure that your new smile lasts a lifetime.  Here are 5 tips for taking care of veneers.

Use toothpaste that is not harsh or that can be abrasive for your new teeth. It is essential to keeping brushing two times a day or after every meal to ensure food is not sticking to your teeth, but the toothpaste you use can impact your smile.

Floss. You may believe that because you have veneers there is no reason to floss. However, flossing helps keep your gums in great shape, which is essential to keeping your veneers intact.

Use water or other mouthwash to rinse, especially after you have eaten a high carbohydrate food. You want to keep food from sticking to your veneers.

If you are going to play in sport or activity that may damage your veneers use a mouth guard to protect them.

Avoid consuming or chewing on items that are not food. Once the veneers have set, most foods that you eat should not be a problem, but eating ice or other hard objects can chip or crack the veneer.

For more information on keeping your veneers in great shape contact, Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Friday, October 11, 2019

4 Things You Should Know About your Temporary Crown

During the process of getting a crown it can be difficult to deal with the temporary crown. Taking care of your temporary crown is critical to ensure that you can have the best end result. A temporary crown is used while your dental team is getting the permanent crown ready or waiting for the lab to get it ready. Here are 4 things you should know about your temporary crown.
1.     Avoid certain foods. You should avoid chewing anything that is hard to chew, sticky, or foods that can get stuck between your teeth.

2.     Brush and floss as normal but be careful around the temporary crown. You may experience bleeding in the area where the crown is, or discomfort. If you experience bleeding you can rinse with warm water.

3.     If your temporary crown falls off please contact your dentist immediately. It will need to be replaced or reset in order to not mess up the dental work that is planned.

4.     Do not use other items to secure your crown. Only approved dental sealants should be used in order to ensure that your crown stays on and that you are not ingesting things that you should not.

It can feel weird to have a temporary crown in your mouth. You want to avoid playing with it, or messing with it. If you have any problems or your bite feels off, scheduling an appointment with the dentist can resolve the issue For more information on temporary crowns, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Dental Emergency’s

When you have a dental emergency it can feel like time has slowed down and you are never going to have the smile you want, but rest assured that with the help of Dr. Judy Strutz and her cosmetic dental team there are plenty of options you can take advantage of that will help you to fix your smile.

Dentistry has changed a lot in the last 20 years and some of the procedures that were not available prior are easy - 1, 2, 3 procedures that can improve the look and feel of your smile. For example, if you end up losing a tooth or having a tooth knocked out, you can attempt to replant the tooth until you can get to your dental office. If not, ensuring that you get to the cosmetic dentist can give you options to replace the missing tooth to avoid further problems.

A broken tooth can be tempting to just pull from the socket and be done with, however, taking the time to meet with a cosmetic dentist may provide you with a better option, such as placing a bridge or a permanent implant.

For more information on cosmetic dental procedures that can enhance your smile, contact 
Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

6 Ways to Improve Your Smile Today!

Your smile is a secret weapon you can share with the world and that can help you achieve your goals. People who smile more tend to be less stressed, but if you are hiding your smile because you have cracked, broken or stained teeth, now is the time to take the leap to improve your smile. Here are six ways you can improve your smile today.

1.     Veneers. Veneers can cover up existing problems with the shape or color of your teeth. 

2.     Implants. Do you have missing teeth? The implants today are not the implants from the past. There are many more options for both the implant themselves and also what can be done with them, opening up more opportunities for significant change. Implants placed in your jaw can keep bone levels stable, dentures in place or restore a single missing tooth.
3.     Periodontal care. It is critical to ensure your gums are healthy to avoid future problems with losing teeth. It is NOT normal to have bleeding when brushing or flossing, but instead this is an initial warning sign of something serious going on.

4.     Brushing and flossing. While brushing and flossing is not going to immediately fix major dental problems, it will help keep your smile healthy especially after you have had dental procedures done.

Get more dental help from Dr. Judy Strutz and her team!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Plan Ahead

Your oral health care is critical to the success of your smile in later years. It is important to keep your smile healthy by implementing preventative care. Making sure you regularly brush and floss. You should also be sure you visit the dentist on a regular basis, but that may not be enough. Planning ahead and visiting your cosmetic dentist can help keep your smile in check for a lifetime. 

Your cosmetic dentist can help you come up with a smile plan in order to ensure that your smile is in great shape and there isn’t decay or other dental problems that may cause you problems in the future. Dr. JudyStrutz and her team are here to help you find dental solutions, especially if you have cracked or broken teeth or other dental problems that are lurking below your gums.

You may be overlooking dental problems that are staring you in the face and if you do not take care of them, they can lead to bigger dental problems in the future. “According to a survey commissioned by the Academy of General Dentistry, 63% of baby boomers (ages 45-64) have an oral symptom considered to be a key indicator of a more serious health condition.”

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