Dentist Recommended Dental Tools for Your Home

Dentist Recommended Dental Tools for Your Home General Dentistry Aptos Here’s what Aptos dentists Dr. Jason Drew and Dr. Allyson Drew recommend you use at home and why! Mouthwash and Toothpaste Antimicrobial mouthwashes are best at combating bad breath and to fight plaque and gingivitis. For sensitive teeth, toothpaste or mouthwash that contains potassium nitrate…

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),…

A Cavity-Fighting Liquid Lets Patients Avoid Dentists’ Drills

A Cavity-Fighting Liquid Lets Patients Avoid Dentists’ Drills. Do you ever hear your dentist say “Watch this tooth” during your routine check up? Using SDF is a proactive way to stop these “watch” areas where a cavity is forming, so you’ll never need a filling. Read this article about SDF from a colleague of mine,…

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…