Tongue tie, Airway and Sleep

Tongue tie, Airway and Sleep Aptos Dentist Health is the sum of many factors. Your mouth can put your health behind the proverbial eight ball long before issues and symptoms arise.  It’s fair to say that your mouth can be a big cause of a health downhill slide. Tongue tie can contribute to an impaired…

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…

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…

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…

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.…