Update On Early Orthodontic Expansion
Update on Early orthodontic expansion on our 4-year-old patient who is now 6 years old •First adult tooth has erupted in the lower jaw straight •Second adult tooth has ample space to erupt in straight •Remember, adult teeth are larger than baby teeth •There needs to be spacing between baby teeth •Spacing between baby teeth […]
Oral Hygiene For Mask Wearing
Oral Hygiene For Mask Wearing Your mouth 👄 has the second most biodiverse population of bacteria, second to your gut. So let’s talk about oral hygiene for mask wearing 😷: • brush your teeth more often • floss your teeth after every meal • Use toothpaste and mouth rinse that restore the PH and are […]
Mouth Breathing and Low Tongue Posture
Mouth Breathing and Low Tongue Posture Mouth breathing and low tongue posture (tongue sits in your lower jaw) are the beginning habits to sub-optimal eating, drinking, facial development, teeth alignment, breathing and sleep. If you’d like to take a deep dive into how breathing affects your overall health, especially the development of your facial bones, […]
This is the good in our world. Way to go scientific community around the world to make this happen in record time. As a pregnant dentist and now nursing mom/dentist working through the Pandemic, Dr. Allyson Drew had tears of happiness to have vaccine protection for her family, herself, her patients and her community. #drewdental […]
The tongue is a muscle.
The tongue is a muscle. As with any muscle, it can be trained and strengthened. Open mouth posture is unhealthy not just for the formation of your facial bones, but also for your health. Drs Drew go over proper swallow with their patients and teach them where their tongue should be during a swallow and […]
Sugar! This helps explain why cavities are more prevalent in our modern-day, industrialized civilizations. • More sugar also means softer foods. • Soft foods mean you don’t chew as much. • When kids don’t chew they don’t get the benefit of optimal jaw growth. • Without nice wide jaws, our teeth don’t have space to […]
Eat your way to a healthier smile.
Eat your way to a healthier smile. Eating food is more fun than going to the dentist so please read this: Omegas are shown to decrease periodontal disease: “ To date, the treatment of periodontitis has primarily involved mechanical cleaning and local antibiotic application. Thus, a dietary therapy, if effective, might be a less expensive […]
Has your dentist educated you on proper swallow?
We swallow 2x/minute during the day and 1x/minute at night. Has your dentist educated you on proper swallow? The tongue helps shape your jaws and keep your teeth straight, and now this recently published literature shows how your swallow affects your brain. A cool paper recently published looked at brain activation during tongue elevation swallowing […]
Sleep Apnea Consultation
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] If you or a loved one snore and do not know where to go for help, call Drew Dental and you can have a consultation with Dr. Allyson Drew. Visit Drew Dental Sleep Health. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and can not wear a CPAP, call our office for a consultation. […]
It is the subtle changes that make a big impact
It is the subtle changes that make a big impact. Using conservative composite bonding, Dr. Drew was able to enhance this patients smile in a single visit. Using our @solea CO2 laser we removed the old bonding with no shots, no anesthetic, no pain. With our in-office Zoom tooth whitening, we were able to get […]