1. The Importance of Flossing

    All of us have been told that we need to be flossing our teeth, alongside brushing them. When we visit the dentist, they usually ask, “Are you regularly flossing your teeth?” and most of us tend to answer “Yes,” even if we haven't been flossing as much as we should. Instead of just accepting that we need to floss our teeth, it's important that we understand why we should do it.  In this b…Read More

  2. Healthy Foods to Add to Your Cooking at Home

      All of us know that we should be brushing and flossing our teeth at least twice per day. However, it’s important for us to understand the types of foods that we are eating and how they are either benefiting or harming the health of our mouths. While most of us are still social distancing and spending more time in the comfort of our own homes, cooking has become a great hobby. Did you know tha…Read More

  3. Coronavirus Update (April 8, 2020)

    Discussion of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, seems to be everywhere we go. While it can be a daunting topic, it's important that you stay updated and aware. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been hundreds of thousands of people who have died from the virus and thousands and thousands more who have been affected worldwide. In this blog post, we will be discussin…Read More

  4. Taking Care of Your Teeth At Home

    As a local dentist office in Manahawkin, we’re here for all your dental needs. While we specialize in a wide variety of services, it's also extremely important to take care of your teeth at home. Not only does home care determine your oral health but it also sets the tone for the type of dental procedures and services that you may need in the future.    When it comes to taking care of your tee…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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