1. Do I Need an Emergency Dentist?

    No one thinks that they will have a dental emergency in their lifetime. Unfortunately, around 5 million teeth are knocked out every year, which means that many people end up with surprise trips to the dentist. Fortunately, with emergency dental services, it’s possible to avoid permanent damage to teeth. The key is to be prompt about addressing the concern. Aren’t sure if you are having a denta…Read More

  2. The Benefits of Night Guards

    Many people suffer from bruxism, which is the clenching and grinding of your teeth while asleep. This common condition impacts one in 12 people, and it can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including pain, tooth damage, and sleep disorders. Bruxism is most often caused by stress, so a lot of treatments for this condition will center around reducing stress in your life. In addition, your dent…Read More

  3. How to Teach Your Children To Care For Their Teeth

    As a parent, it is crucial that you prioritize the dental health of your whole family. Not only is good dental hygiene key for their sparkling white smiles, it also ensures that you avoid toothaches, as well as gum disease, which can lead to other issues in the body. Fortunately, keeping you and your children’s teeth healthy is not difficult if you are proactive now. Teach Them While They’re Y…Read More

  4. Tips and Tricks for Living with Braces

    Braces can help you straighten your teeth, but when you first get them, the transition can be uncomfortable. Not only do they sometimes feel strange in your mouth, they can be time-consuming, as a lot of extra dental hygiene is involved. If you have just gotten braces put on and are feeling overwhelmed with your new dental care regimen, read this blog for some tips on how to make braces work for y…Read More

  5. What You Need to Know About Gum Health

    You may be under the impression that oral health is all about those pearly whites, and it isn’t hard to understand why. While you may only think about your teeth when you schedule your next dental appointment, when you do make it into our dentist’s office on Long Beach Island, you will most certainly be talking about your gums as well. Your teeth are only half the story when it comes to your o…Read More

  6. Benefits of Laser Dentistry

    Dentistry technology has made leaps and bounds in recent history, and at Smiles by Dr. Santos, we are happy to stay ahead of the curve to provide our patients with the best dental services possible. One technology we’ve been quite excited about is laser dentistry. Laser dentistry enables your dentist to make your dental procedure safer and more effective. Since the 1990s, forward-thinking dentis…Read More

  7. How to Keep Your Smile Sparkling

    Many people are ashamed of the way their teeth look, often because they are not as white as they would like. In magazines, on TV, in movies, and pretty much anywhere you look, there are models, actors, and celebrities with bright, white teeth. If your teeth are yellowed, stained, or brown-tinted, you might feel embarrassed to show them, maybe going as far as to avoid smiling in public or in pictur…Read More

  8. Benefits of the Anesthesia Wand

    At Smiles by Dr. Santos, we are aware that dental treatments are often a source of stress for our patients. For some, the discomfort associated with dental visits is easily addressed with a simple numbing agent. On the other end of the spectrum, some patients have such severe anxiety around dental work that they need to be put under before procedures. Most of our patients fall somewhere in-between…Read More