1. Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening Treatments

      It’s perfectly normal for our teeth to lose their pearly white color over the years. No matter if you’re an avid coffee drinker or a red wine lover, there are so many other aspects that can cause your teeth to discolor even with proper dental care. You’ve probably seen the classic advertisements for teeth whitening products that you can purchase at drug stores that claim to have the s…Read More

  2. Coping With Tooth Sensitivity

    Tooth sensitivity is a very common dental problem that many people face. Tooth sensitivity is actually a nickname for what we dentists call “dentin hypersensitivity” or root sensitivity. Typically, if there are certain things that make your teeth hurt such as hot or cold temperatures or certain sweet or acidic foods you probably have tooth sensitivity. Even something as simple as breathing in …Read More

  3. Unexpected Foods That Are Staining Your Teeth

    For many of us, a bright white smile is something that we all want. While practicing proper oral hygiene is part of getting those pearly whites, it's important to understand that the food and drink that you’re consuming is also contributing to how white or not white your smile is. Certain foods and beverages can discolor your teeth, like coffee and red wine. Some of these foods, you may be aware…Read More

  4. Prioritizing Your Comfort with the Anesthesia Wand

    Most of us want to avoid pain, especially when going to the dentist. All too often, we associate dental procedures with immense amounts of pain. Due to this, it can lead people to put off or completely avoid going to the dentist. Keeping up with your oral health is extremely important, not only for your teeth and gums but for your overall physical health. Instead of having to avoid the dentist and…Read More

  5. Chew on this: Healthy foods for your dental health

    We tend to focus on the negative, but we really should be focusing on the positive! All too often you’re being told what you shouldn’t do but today we’re here to give you some helpful tips about what foods can actually benefit your teeth and overall oral health. At Smiles By Dr. Santos, we’re here for all your dental health needs. Whether that be regularly scheduled teeth cleanings or cosm…Read More

  6. What is Laser Dentistry?

    Lasers — they’re not just for jedis anymore! Lasers have become a huge part of the dental industry and are widely used among practices. But, what exactly is laser dentistry? Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you’re dealing with gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral issues. For a more in-depth list about what laser dentistry covers, click here to read more about what …Read More

  7. Everything You Need to Know About Veneers

    Veneers seem to be the new hot topic. More and more people are coming forth and talking about this type of cosmetic procedure so it’s only natural that you might have some questions. At Smiles by Dr. Santos, we specialize in all types of dental procedures-from routine health cleanings to other types of cosmetic dental work; we’ve got you covered! So what exactly are dental veneers? Dental vene…Read More

  8. The Importance of Flossing

    At every routine check up, there comes the part where your dentist starts to floss your teeth. This is a true testament to your oral health to see if you’ve really been taking care of your teeth properly. Of course, when they ask you “have you been flossing?” you reply “Yes, I have” or maybe you just give a quick nod, to shoo away the question. Well the time has come to see if you are in…Read More

  9. Worst Foods For Your Teeth

    They say you are what you eat. But hopefully that doesn’t fully apply when talking about the worst types of food for your oral health. While many of us are generally aware of foods that are unhealthy for our bodies, we are usually blind to the types of foods that are specifically unhealthy for our oral health. Just because a food may be nutritious, that does not mean it isn’t harmful to your t…Read More

  10. How to Deal with Dental Anxiety

    If you get nervous when thinking about your next visit to the dentist, you’re not alone. About 20% of Americans actually skip out on the dentist because of fear-related anxieties. Many people experience fear when dealing with any type of dental visit, whether it’s just for a routine check up, or for a more serious issue. Your oral health is an extremely important aspect that can get overlooked…Read More