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.…

Oral Bacteria Aggravates Organ Diseases

Oral Bacteria Aggravates Organ Diseases Oral Health Aptos “You can’t dry yourself off when you are still in the shower” – author unknown. Bleeding gums and cavities are caused by oral bacteria that enter the bloodstream and can harm vital organs. If your gums bleed when you brush and floss, you are showering your body…

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…

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,…

Signs to look for if you suffer from Silent Breathing Problem

Signs to look for if you suffer from Silent Breathing Problems Here are a few symptoms: ADD/ADHD ✅ a child bed wetting but potty trained ✅ Frequently wake up at night ✅ trouble in school (especially subjects Math, Science, Spelling) ✅ Mouth Breathing ✅ Snoring ✅ Restless Sleep ✅ delayed or stunted growth ✅ Nightmares…

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),…