1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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