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

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, […]

Sugar

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 […]

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 […]

Sleep Interrupted

Zoom interview with Dr. Steven Park, ENT and author of Sleep Interrupted Last night we had an amazing Zoom interview with Dr. Steven Park, ENT, and author of Sleep Interrupted, as part of the Airway, Sleep, and Pediatric Pathway Study Group, with airway-centric dentists from around the world. Dr. Park also has a great podcast, […]

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 […]