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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 […]


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 […]

Let Talk About Tongue Ties

Let Talk About Tongue Ties This 7-day old baby just had a tongue tie and lip tie release. Mom says, “I can’t tell you what a change it’s done for the babies latch. His lower lip used to curl in and upper lip was tight when he would latch causing some discomfort for me when […]

What Causes Cavities

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] What Causes Cavities Aptos Dentists Drs Jason and Allyson Drew • Drew Dental Aptos[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]   When diet is a caries (Cavity) risk factor for my patients, my best tool is patient education. I try to tailor this conversation to their specific dietary habits. And I also try to make this information more thoughtful than […]

Universal “Standard” Precautions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Drew Dental is a Dental Health Care Office and operates with Universal “Standard” Precautions. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We take infection control, our patients, our teams and our own health very seriously. We invite, annually, an OHSA consultant to our office. This year our OHSA visit with Tom Terry, OHSA Consultant, was timely! Here are tips from his […]

In-office Air Quality Contamination

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In-office Air Quality Contamination What you don’t know WILL harm you. We care about our patients health, our health and our staffs health. That is why Drew Dental has invested in a 6 stage Filtration and Sterilization system that removes particles including odors, gases, mold, allergens and viruses in the air. Hospitals, Medical Labs, Dental […]

Hard Palate Evaluation

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 […]

Mouth Breathing means Sleep Issues

Our body is designed to take air in through the nose to filter, humidify, get the air ready before it goes into the body. If you breathe through you mouth, you are forcing your tonsils to do the work of the nose; clean the air, filter the air, humidify and clean the air. Your body […]

Porcelain Veneers: FAQ

Porcelain Veneers: FAQ Cosmetic Veneers Aptos   Would you believe that veneers have been around since the 1920s?! They debuted in Hollywood, no surprise, but porcelain veneers have come a long way from the red carpet and are surprisingly more common and more natural looking today than you might suspect.   Between the 1920s and […]

How to Care for Your Teeth After Invisalign

How to Care for Your Teeth After Invisalign Invisalign Aptos     Congratulations on all your hard work and dedication to your smile! You’ve gone through Invisalign treatments to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and you’ve cared for your teeth with an oral routine that has worked for you; you might already suspect that […]