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Time to Fill You In on Fluoride (It’s Not Just For Kids!)

Fluoride Aptos Dentist Dr Allyson Drew and Dr Jason Drew Dental

Time to Fill You In on Fluoride (It’s Not Just For Kids!) Fluoride Preventative Dentistry Aptos Many people are familiar with the health benefits of adding fluoride to drinking water for the strengthening and protection of children’s teeth, but did you know that those same restorative properties of fluoride hold true for adult exposure as […]

Go Green this Spring

Go Green This Spring General Dentistry Aptos   There are plenty of ways to show your enthusiasm for the spring season and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without ruining your teeth this holiday! Consider a few new ways to celebrate with friends and family this year.       Green Your Mealtime Without Greening Your Smile […]

President’s Day Aptos

President's Day Aptos

The Trouble with Teeth Separate fact from fiction and learn more about George Washington and his troublesome teeth. Were his dentures really made of wood? 1. Washington was afflicted with dental troubles all his adult life Despite his legendary physical strength and iron constitution, George Washington’s failing teeth were a source of regular suffering. At […]

Bacteria in your mouth may trigger arthritis

Mouth Bacteria Aptos

Bacteria in your mouth may trigger arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis | Johns Hopkins University The bacteria that cause chronic gum infections may also trigger the autoimmune inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), new evidence suggests. The new findings could have important implications for prevention and treatment of RA, the researchers say. In the journal Science Translational Medicine, […]

Could You Have Gum Disease?

Could You Have Gum Disease? Oral Hygiene Aptos Bad breath, aching jaw, painful chewing, and swollen gums — sound familiar? It might surprise you to learn that hundreds of Americans suffer from gum disease, or periodontal disease, and if these painful symptoms remind you of your daily life, you may be one of those hundred. Addressing […]

If Your Teeth Could Talk

If Your Teeth Could Talk Aptos

The Mouth Offers Clues to Disorders and Disease; Dentists Could Play Larger Role in Patient Care Read the Full Article on The Wall Street Journal The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the mouth provides an even better view of the body as a whole. Some of the earliest signs of diabetes, […]

Valentine’s Day Sweet Tooth

Valentine's Day Sweet Tooth Aptos

Satisfy Your Valentine’s Day Sweet Tooth, But Remember Your Oral Health On Valentine’s Day, showing our love and appreciation for someone often is communicated with a heart-shaped box of scrumptious chocolate candy treats. Unbelievably, Americans buy more than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates each year. Here are some other statistics about Valentine’s sweets: Americans […]