Nail Biting can Fracture Teeth

Are you a nail biter? Do you bite off your sewing thread like this patient does? These traumas add up against the cutting surface of your front teeth. As a result, chipping and fracturing of your thin tooth enamel occurs. This is shown in the bottom photo. Drs Drew restored this already beautiful smile with…

Let’s talk about inflammation

Inflammation is a natural process within your body. Trauma or an infection inside your body stimulate your immune system responds with inflammation. While inflammation is ok once in a while, chronic inflammation is harmful. Inflammation causes your body to overreact to itself. As a result, the body’s cells begin to destroy its own tissues, often…

Dental Tips for a Merry Holiday

Dental Tips for a Merry Holiday Dental Tips Aptos   Happy happy holidays! How are you celebrating the season this year? Whatever your December festivities look like, Dr. Jason Drew and Dr. Allyson Drew want to ensure that you are informed and prepared to keep your oral wellness in top shape throughout all your celebrations.…

Cold Weather and Tooth Sensitivity

Cold Weather and Tooth Sensitivity General Dentistry Aptos   There are so many things to look forward to with the change of the season, but the effects of the cold weather on your teeth aren’t usually included in that list! Here’s a little overview of how your teeth can react to changes in the weather,…

October is National Dental Hygiene Month!

National Dental Hygiene Month General Dentistry Aptos, Ca   Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Most people think of tricks and treats this Halloween season, but here are a few other things to keep in mind while you’re costume prepping this year:   Brushing According to the American Dental Association (ADA),…

Daily Habits to Stop Cavities

During a dental exam, I have my patients walk me through their daily dietary habits. Many people are unaware that when you eat, your mouth becomes acidic. It takes 2 hours for a healthy mouth to re-neutralize itself. If you snack or drink within 2 hours your acid attack phase is reset. Some people are…

How to Care for Your Teeth After Invisalign

How to Care for Your Teeth After Invisalign Invisalign Aptos     Congratulations on all your hard work and dedication to your smile! You’ve gone through Invisalign treatments to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and you’ve cared for your teeth with an oral routine that has worked for you; you might already suspect that…

Dental Implants: Don’t Let Tooth Loss Ruin Your Holiday

Dental Implants: Don’t Let Tooth Loss Ruin Your Holiday Dental Implants Aptos   If you have missing teeth, you know that while friends and family are looking forward to holiday gatherings, you’re dreading the thought of looking back on more holiday memories without the smile you really want to show.   With dental implants by…