1. Recovering from Your Wisdom Teeth Removal

    So you recently had your wisdom teeth removed. You might not be feeling any less wise, but you could be in some pain. Don’t worry — this is temporary, and this very common procedure is performed often at our dental clinic in Egg Harbor. Wisdom Teeth Surgery Recovery: What to Expect It’s typical to be fully recovered after wisdom teeth surgery within four days. In some cases, it may take up t…Read More

  2. Most Common Dental Symptoms

    At Smiles by Dr. Santos, we have seen the whole gamut of dental symptoms. In this blog, we have compiled a list of the most common that bring our patients into our dental clinic. Toothache A common reason why patients come visit us at Smiles by Dr. Santos is a toothache. This can be a symptom of a cavity, or it could be an indication of gum disease. Have a dentist evaluate any toothaches to ensure…Read More

  3. The Dos and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening

    At Smiles by Dr. Santos, we meet with a lot of patients who want whiter teeth. Fortunately, our teeth whitening services are able to give them the gleaming results they seek. That being said, we are only partially responsible for the success of our teeth whitening; the rest is up to you. In this blog, we will go over the dos and don’ts of teeth whitening to ensure you can make the most of this s…Read More

  4. Tips for Coping with Dental Anxiety

    It happens twice a year, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Inevitably, every six months, the postcard arrives: it’s time for your bi-annual dental checkup. Fear grips your heart. It feels like your stomach is in your chest. You know you have to do it for your health, but when you suffer from dental anxiety, you may completely dread going to the dentist. At Smiles By Dr. Santos, we und…Read More

  5. How to Choose a Toothpaste

    As with any product, it is important to do your research when choosing a toothpaste. Given the fact that everyone needs toothpaste to maintain their oral health, the market is heavily saturated with many options, and not all are created equal. Marketing can be quite deceptive, so it’s important to educate yourself on what to look for in a toothpaste. At Smiles by Dr. Santos, we are happy to pers…Read More

  6. What to Do When You Have a Dental Emergency Overseas

    It’s summertime, which for many of us, means vacation! If you’re finally taking that adventure overseas, you are probably thinking about a lot of things. What sights are you going to see? Which famous restaurants will you try? Where are you going to stay? What are you going to pack? One thing you are probably not thinking about, however, is what are you going to do if you have a dental emergen…Read More

  7. Foods That Stain Your Teeth

    Everyone knows that sparkling white teeth go hand-in-hand with a beautiful smile. So when you have discoloration due to your diet, you are probably eager to find a solution. For many types of food, you may have to simply abstain or eat them in moderation. For others, there may be a “hack” that helps you consume them with minimal staining. In this blog, we will go over the top foods that cause …Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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