Thursday, January 30, 2020

Keep Your Tooth Brush In Great Shape!

Your toothbrush is specially designed with you in mind. The bristles are attached in such a way as to remove items from the surface of your teeth. Without the bristles, food would be able to build up. The longer carbohydrates and other foods stay on the surface of your teeth the more opportunity for decay to happen.

The toothbrush has been around since 3000 BC with just a little bit different design, and while your toothbrush is designed to help you out, it needs to sometimes be changed out. You might be guilty of holding on to your toothbrush for years, but that is not ideal.

The important job of your toothbrush is important and having a top-notch tool to get the job done is even more important. You might be asking yourself, how often should you change out your toothbrush? Or how do you know if your toothbrush is no longer doing the job that it should be doing?

It is recommended by The American Dental Association that you change out your toothbrush every 3 – 4 months. This ensures that the bristles are not worn down and that bacteria, has not built up. And during cold and flu season, if you find yourself ill, change that toothbrush, too.

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Stress Free Dental Visit

Experience deep relaxation through a stress-free dental experience. While you may struggle to commit to visiting your cosmetic dentist because of anxiety, your smile, and your self-confidence is worth the visit. Complete these 4 deep relaxing techniques prior to visiting the dentist to help with dental anxiety.

  1. Take deep breaths. If you struggle to have positive thoughts when visiting the dentist focus on your breath. By focusing on your breath, can help ease tension from the shoulders while decreasing the stress in the body. Say in for 5 and out for 5. This helps to keep your mind focused on getting to a place of calm.
  2. Ask questions. Many people struggle to ask questions about procedures for fear of sounding silly. However, the more questions you ask around the cosmetic dental procedures you are having done the more it can help to ease the stress around your procedure.
  3. Say a positive mantra. The negative that comes to mind becomes the negative message that your body responds to. If you are telling yourself that the dental visit is going to be stressful or is going to be painful. That will be what happens. By saying a positive mantra such as this is going to improve my self-esteem or I am going to experience an amazing dental experience. You will find this change in your mind can shift from a negative space to a positive one.

For more information about stress or anxiety and techniques to help you, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Have You Had An Oral Cancer Screening?

Oral cancer can impact any part of the mouth. Your tongue, lips, cheeks or gums. There are several different signs and symptoms of cancer in your mouth. This includes a lump or thickening in the cheek, a sore throat or a sore that does not go away with time. The problem with oral cancer is that most people do not catch it until it is in the later stages.

An oral cancer screening can help to identify, find and treat oral cancer faster in order for you to be able to move on with the other things that are important in your life. Oral cancer is also twice as common in men as in women. Tobacco use can increase the risk of oral cancer.  An oral cancer screening just consists of the dentist checking the inside of your mouth looking for any lesions or unusual bumps in the mouth.

The dentist will most likely put one finger in your mouth, under your tongue and a couple of fingers on the skin under your chin. This exam may be able to find problems sooner and help you take care of the problem. For more information about oral cancer, screeners contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Why You Should Consider A Dental Crown

A crown is an opportunity that a dentist can use to save a tooth that is impacted by discoloration, damaged, a cavity that is too large for a filling, and several other problems you may be facing. The crown goes over the other tooth and protects it from further damage. Here are 3 advantages to a crown you might want to consider.

  1. It lasts a long time. Crowns typically last patients between 5 – 15 years depending on how well you take care of the crown. You will want to brush and floss your teeth like you normally would and watch what types of food you consume to prevent further damage. But if you take create care of the crown it should last.
  2. It is a permanent solution. Once the crown is placed, it stays there. No worry about it falling off or needing to be glued back on. There are rare circumstances where you might have one fall off, but this should not be an issue if you are taking care of your smile.
  3. They hold a cracked or broken teeth together. Once you lose one tooth you are more likely to lose another. Having missing teeth can impact you in a variety of ways. By keeping all of your teeth it ensures a healthy smile for a lifetime.
While a crown might not be a solution or everyone, it may be just what you need. For more information on crowns and other dental procedures, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

The New Year Is Here!

Have you had a New Year resolution every year, and for one reason or another, it falls to the waste side? This year, give yourself the gift of a New Years' resolution you can complete. Contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team for a smile makeover. There are many options nowadays to improve your smile. Patients may come in with a feeling of hopelessness, that their smile is always going to look a certain way. However, modern technology has opened up a host of options for people when it comes to their smiles.

For example, Veneers might be a great option for you. These are are a cap that covers the structure of an existing tooth. Sometimes if you have a chipped or broken tooth, veneers might be an option for you. The great thing about veneers is that they cover your existing teeth so you do not have to be subjected to removing teeth to replace a tooth that is cracked or chipped.

Permanent denture. Gone are the days where you have to have a denture that doesn’t fit correctly, falls out or has to be glued to your gums. A more permanent solution is available and offers you the full capacity of what a natural smile would allow you to do. Eat the foods you love, smile, and enjoy a life free from worry that your teeth will fall out at an inopportune time. Everyone deserves a healthy smile that they love and now that option can be yours.

For more information on improving your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.