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Why Implant Supported Dentures Could Be the Answer

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
It’s always kind of fun to start punching something into Google and see what’s suggested, even more so when you are legit scanning for research information on a subject that’s close to heart. As a dentist, I don’t tend to google dentistry questions, 80’s wrestling is more my style, but I do get that the […]

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Dental Bridges vs Implants

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
As a dentist, I’m often asked about the best option for replacing a missing tooth. The popular dental restoration options I’d like to cover in this blog post are dental bridges and dental implants. So really, the question is, “To Bridge, Or To Implant.” Bridges and implants are both types of dental restorations. Restorative dentistry […]

woman adjusting her tiara with the words, "my dentist said I needed a crown and I was like, I know right" printed on the bottom

“How Much is a Crown Going To Cost?”

My wife was at the hairdresser last week and overheard a conversation in the next chair between a stylist and client who was lamenting her self-diagnosed ‘soft teeth.’ She stated how unfair it was that her husband did not have the same affliction and, even worse, that there was nothing she could do about it […]

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Superheroes and Sidekicks

Dr. Drews and I like superheroes. Superheroes are fantastic in their problem solving abilities and their passion for helping others. In fact, on days when our egos are really inflated, we fancy ourselves to be superheroes and decide to dress the part. Nah, we’re not that narcissistic, just fun loving and attention seeking. We really […]

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Avoiding The Dreaded “Denture Face”

Obviously, you can’t easily tell the difference between two human skulls unless you happen to be into forensic anthropology or forensic odontology, but it’s important we start with the bones behind the face (and smile) to talk about how dentures can actually affect your overall facial appearance. Keeping It All Together (Dem Bones) Let me […]

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Why Dentures Are Actually the Haute Couture of Dentistry

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
‘Prêt-à-porter’ is a French phrase, used in the fashion industry, which means ‘ready to wear.’ Clothes that are mass produced, following a standardized pattern and sizing chart, are said to be ready to wear. Right off the rack. It’s how we all buy the vast majority of our clothes. Some clothing brands tend to fit […]

Dr. Peter Drews dressing up as the tooth fairy

You Won’t Get a BMW on a Toyota Corolla Budget

Not All Crowns Are Created Equal If you are like me, you appreciate a good crown. Pun intended. I sometimes don a crown in the office to imitate the tooth fairy and put a pediatric patient at ease. And, if you’re like me, you’ve probably purchased one of those ultra-generic boxes of corn flakes during […]

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Beaver Teeth and Belt Sanders

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
My wife’s teeth look a lot like her shoes, and although I tell her to go to T.J. Maxx and buy herself a new pair (of shoes – they are about 10 years old), she’s stubborn and insists they’re just fine. She is approaching 40, which means she’s been chewing on her adult teeth for […]

woman eating an ice cream cone holding her jaw because of tooth sensitivity

Sensitive Teeth After a Filling, Why?

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
One of the most common mistakes that people make is visiting their dentist ONLY when they already have a toothache. Usually, initial stages of tooth decay can be reversed by practicing good oral hygiene, but when caries has progressed to the deeper layers of your tooth, causing pain and sensitivity, the symptoms cannot be reversed […]

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The Use of Waterlase in Modern Dentistry

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
We all know cavities are preventable, but even I miss flossing my teeth on some nights. When we get a cavity it is not a fun experience to fix this problem. Children, or even adults, fear to seek dental treatment because of past experiences that were traumatic. Many times the patient associates these experiences with […]