1. Taking Care of Your Teeth At Home

    As a local dentist office in Manahawkin, we’re here for all your dental needs. While we specialize in a wide variety of services, it's also extremely important to take care of your teeth at home. Not only does home care determine your oral health but it also sets the tone for the type of dental procedures and services that you may need in the future.    When it comes to taking care of your…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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