June is Men’s Health Month!

June is Men’s Health Month! Oral Health Aptos We all know June means Father’s Day is right around the corner, but did you know that June is also Men’s Health Month? Aptos dentists Dr. Jason Drew and Dr. Allyson Drew want to help celebrate and encourage the health of all the fellas out there with…

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…

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.…

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…