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.…

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…

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.…

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…