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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 6 Tips for Dealing With Tooth Sensitivity

    If you have tooth sensitivity, eating and drinking can be a cause of anxiety. If water is too cold, you’re in pain. If your oatmeal is too hot, you’re in pain. It feels like your teeth just can’t handle consuming anytime sometimes. If you have tooth sensitivity, you aren’t alone. It is estimated that 60 percent of Americans have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity happens when the dentin an…Read More

  6. The Truth About Laser Dentistry Other Dentists Won’t Tell You

    Whether you have a canker sore or need dental surgery, laser dentistry helps your dentist relieve your pain. Dental treatments of various complexity benefit from dental laser technology, whether it be to staunch bleeding during surgery or simply boost the speed of teeth whitening. What’s the truth about laser dentistry that no other dentist will tell you? The innovative technology will help spee…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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