1. Your Dental Health and New Year’s Resolutions

    The New Year is finally here! It seems as if it were just the start of 2020 and to be honest, we cannot believe how fast the year has flown by! While we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is so much new hope with the start of 2021. We’re early into January so if you’re still trying to figure out your resolution, you still have time!   Typically, resolutions can seem large…Read More

  2. Sugar and What It Means For Your Teeth

    When it comes to sugar, most of us know that it’s not great for you, especially when it comes to your teeth and oral health. While a piece of cake or sugar filled coffee drink won’t hurt you now and then, you should be aware of your sugar consumption in regards to your teeth and mouth. In this blog post, we will be discussing more in depth about sugar and how it can drastically affect your ora…Read More

  3. 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 tee…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. Everything You Need to Know About Veneers

    Veneers seem to be the new hot topic. More and more people are coming forth and talking about this type of cosmetic procedure so it’s only natural that you might have some questions. At Smiles by Dr. Santos, we specialize in all types of dental procedures-from routine health cleanings to other types of cosmetic dental work; we’ve got you covered! So what exactly are dental veneers? Dental vene…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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