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…

Clenchers and Grinders Are Completely Different Animals

Clenchers and Grinders Are Completely Different Animals Aptos Dentist Grinders most likely have airway involvement and clenchers, not necessarily. Grinders use their front teeth excessively, in contrast, clenchers have heavy back teeth contact and almost no front teeth use. Grinders get relief with a nightguard.  Clenchers, many times nightguards will complicate the problem due to…

March into Spring with a Smile!

March into Spring with a Smile! Cosmetic Dentistry Aptos Spring has sprung and it’s time to do some spring cleaning! And just like your home, your smile could use a refresh this season! Aptos cosmetic dentists Dr. Jason Drew and Dr. Allyson Drew want to help make sure your smile stays just as bright while…

Tooth Snack Guide

Tooth Snack Guide Dental Tips Aptos Three Prevention Principles 1. Eat every 2 to 3 hours. Not every 20 minutes.  2. Eat “tooth friendly” foods. Use the analogy: fresh fruit is better than dried fruit for teeth. Fresh bread is better than dried bread (crackers) for teeth. Crackers are incredibly sticky but nobody knows it…

Super Bowl Snacks and Oral Health

Super Bowl Snacks and Oral Health General Dentistry Aptos A super bowl party is a time gather up your friends and family and watch the game, comment on the crazy commercials, and chow down while watching the halftime performance. Whether you are hosting or attending a party to watch the big game, Aptos dentists Dr.…

Cavity Preventing Power of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate can prevent cavities, reduce inflammation, slow aging, and more! Dark chocolate has the chemical, Theobromine, that strengthens your enamel and fights against cavities. When choosing a treat, your teeth will be healthier if you have a small piece of 70% dark chocolate instead of a pretzel, a cracker, or even dried fruit. Think…

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.…

Community Outreach: Drew Dental sends aid to Camp Fire Victims

Community Outreach: Drew Dental sends aid to Camp Fire Victims “Do what you can,  with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt As a small business, we have a responsibility to serve our community and to always give back, so we are sending dental hygiene supplies to the Camp Fire victims.  A wonderful patient…

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,…