Mothers Day Gifts Everyone Will Smile About

Mothers Day Gifts Everyone Will Smile About General Dentistry Aptos This year give mom a gift that shows them how much you love their smile! The Aptos dentists at Drew Dental have a couple suggestions that will promote oral health that they will love. A Reusable Straw A reusable straw is an inexpensive way to…

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…

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…

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…