1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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 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