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 […]
Blame Modern Diets, Not Genetics, for Your Crooked Teeth and Breathing Problems
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Blame Modern Diets, Not Genetics, for Your Crooked Teeth and Breathing Problems If you or especially your child have crooked teeth, narrow jaws, or maybe even breathe heavy when you sleep or even snore, call Drew Dental for a consult. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
The Baby Safe Feeder
The Baby Safe Feeder Drs. Allyson and Jason Drew • Aptos, CA Chewing solid, hard food as a babies first food is important for the proper growth and development of the facial bones, the jaws, and the airway. If you are a parent like we are, there is always a concern for choking. We get […]
5 Tips for Calming Your Dental Anxiety
5 Tips for Calming Your Dental Anxiety Drs. Jason and Allyson Drew • Aptos Dentist Missing dental appointments due to phobias not only can prolong your dental discomfort, but it can also add to your anxiety because you may feel guilty for missing dental offices. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you […]
WARNING, mouthwash can CAUSE bad breath!
WARNING, mouthwash can CAUSE bad breath! If I just shocked you, I’m sorry, but it’s better that you know, right? MOST conventional mouthwashes like Listerine and Scope are packed FULL of ingredients that actually CAUSE bad breath and cavities! So, let’s talk about some of the ingredients you SHOULD know: 1. Alcohol Conventional mouthwashes contain […]
Break Bad Dental Habits This Year!
Break Bad Dental Habits This Year! Drs. Jason & Allyson Drew, Aptos, CA Chewing Your Nails This nervous habit can chip teeth and impact your jaw. Placing your jaw in a protruding position for long periods of time can place pressure on it, which is associated with jaw dysfunction. Solution: Stress reduction and holding something […]
Dental Myths Debunked!
Dental Myths Debunked! Aptos Dentist Jason Drew “It doesn’t matter what time of day I brush.” Brushing at certain times of the day does have an impact on your oral health. Brushing your teeth at night prevents food particles from sitting on our teeth which contributes to tooth decay over time. Brushing teeth in the […]
Hard Palate Evaluation
During your dental visit Aptos Drs Drew evaluate the hard palate. If it is narrow a patient could benefit from palatal expansion. The palate is 50% in the mouth and 50% in the nose. If the palate is flat and wide the nasal cavity has much more space for a higher volume of air to […]
Why You Should Visit Your Dentist This Winter Season
Why You Should Visit Your Dentist This Winter Season General Dentistry Aptos Whatever your December festivities look like, your Aptos dentists at Drew Dental want to make sure you keep your oral health a priority even during all the holiday hustle and bustle. This time of year is actually an ideal time to schedule one […]
Fall Foods That are Great For Your Teeth
Fall Foods That are Great For Your Teeth General Dentistry Tips Aptos The holidays are filled with lots of laughter over shared meals with the people you love and with so much to be thankful for this time of year, your oral health should one of them! Here are some delicious fall indulgences that both […]