1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 6 Surprising Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

    Everyone wants a bright, white smile. That’s why you see over-the-counter teeth whitening products all over the place. If you have ever invested in one of these, you may have been quite disappointed. While the average consumer spends roughly $200 on these products a year, most are not satisfied by the whiteness of their teeth. This is where professional teeth whitening can make all of the differ…Read More

  8. How to Celebrate Oral Health Month

    April is Oral Health Month. This means that people everywhere are considering new ways to ensure they are taking good care of their gums and teeth. In celebration, we would like to give you these goals for this month to ensure the health of your smile. Visit the Dentist First and foremost, the most important thing you can do for your oral health is to visit the dentist twice a year. As important a…Read More

  9. The Lowdown on Dry Mouth

    Dry mouth is an unpleasant and embarrassing condition. Whether your new mouthwash has a high alcohol content that’s drying you out, you just ate dry food, or you are going through cancer treatments, dry mouth is the result and can be quite uncomfortable. Beyond leaving you drinking glass after glass of water to no avail, dry mouth can also have a negative impact on your oral health, and as a res…Read More

  10. How to Cope With Tooth Pain

    If you have ever had a toothache, you know that the unique pain is something that you never forget. Of course, you want to promptly see your dentist in the event of any tooth pain, but if you need to wait for whatever reason, there are ways to cope in the meantime. Here are some tips for coping with tooth pain before you come in to see your Manahawkin dentist. Causes of Tooth Pain Inflammation/Cav…Read More