Smile by Design Blog

What to expect during Virginia Beach root canal therapy

August 11, 2016

Virginia-Beach-root-canalSaving a sick tooth is better than extraction, but many people choose extraction rather than Virginia Beach root canal therapy. Learn how Dr. Stephanie Santos and Dr. Venita John Falck perform this straightforward and long-standing restorative treatment comfortably in just 2 dental visits. (more…)

Tips on Choosing the Best Virginia Beach Dentist

July 10, 2016


Your family needs a new Virginia Beach dentist. You just moved from another state, or maybe your long-time, trusted dentist has retired. Selecting a dentist is vital to your family’s oral health and well-being–and to your peace of mind.  Dr. Stephanie L. Santos and Dr. Vinita John Folck suggest several factors to consider before arriving at your new dental office in Virginia Beach.


Teaching Kids Good Dental Health Habits

May 17, 2016

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children’s dentist in Virginia BeachAs parents, we want to see our children have a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. In order to increase the odds that your child takes their oral health seriously throughout their life, you need to start teaching them oral hygiene habits while they are young. As your children’s dentist in Virginia Beach, we are here to help you educate your children about the importance of oral health. We will work with you and your children to promote a lifelong priority of taking care of their teeth with a positive relationship with their dentist.

What to Expect when Getting a Dental Implant

May 10, 2016

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dental implants in Virginia BeachIf you’ve finally decided to take the step to fix your tooth loss with dental implants in Virginia Beach, we understand you have some questions about the procedure. Smile by Design is an implant dentist in Virginia Beach to regain a complete smile with dental implants. We’ll perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. Then, we will create a customized treatment plan to give you an amazing new smile.

Caring For Dentures in Virginia Beach

April 24, 2016

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Here are some helpful tips on caring for dentures in Virginia Beach.Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to invest in your health and in yourself and get dentures. Missing multiple teeth is challenging and it can take its toll not only on your nutrition and health, but also on your self-esteem. You’ll gradually learn to chew and enjoy the foods you love again, and you’ll appreciate how your confidence is restored immediately. Choosing dentures is a big decision, but it’s one that you will be glad you made! Now that you have your new dentures, how should you take care of them? Here are some tips on caring for dentures in Virginia Beach.


Straightening Your Teeth As An Adult With Invisalign in Virginia Beach

April 15, 2016

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Learn about straightening your teeth as an adult with Invisalign in Virginia Beach.Did you know that one of the first features someone notices when they meet you is your smile? What does your smile say about you? Are there things you’d like to improve, could it be straighter? When you have crooked teeth, it’s always on your mind, and it may prevent you from talking and smiling freely when you meet new people. You may have considered straightening your teeth, but who wants to speak at the next business meeting with a mouth full of metal brackets? The good news is that now you can straighten your teeth discreetly with Invisalign in Virginia Beach.


The Cosmetic Dentist in Virginia Beach Improves Lives

March 30, 2016

cosmetic dentist virginia beachThe cosmetic dentist in Virginia Beach knows nothing says confidence like a big, bright smile. But if you’re suffering from imperfections in your front teeth, you’re probably not grinning with as much pleasure as you could — but we can help you smile (and live) better. Learn about your options in cosmetic dentistry here at Smile By Design, from Dr. Stephanie Santos and Dr. Vinita Folck.


Family Dentist in Virginia Beach on Changing Dental Needs

March 15, 2016

family dentist virginia beachSo much has changed since you were a child — not the least of which is your smile. Your dental needs are very different from what they once were. Yes, our teeth change a lot over the years, and that means your visits to the dentist will be a little different, too. Learn about our changing dental needs throughout a lifetime from the trusted family dentist in Virginia Beach at Smile By Design today!


Your Virginia Beach dentist helps you fight gum disease

February 4, 2016

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Virginia Beach dentistGum disease threatens teeth, gums, bone and overall health. Learn its symptoms and treatments from your Virginia Beach dentists at Smile by Design.

Virginia Beach dentists, Stephanie Santos DDS and Vinita John Folck DDS, wish to educate their patients on a condition which affects almost 50 percent of American adults. It’s called gum disease, a dangerous oral health problem that causes everything from bleeding gums to tooth loss. Studies link it to serious systemic problems issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, too. (more…)

How to choose a new Virginia Beach dentist

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Virginia Beach dentistYou want a new Virginia Beach dentist. What factors into the selection? Learn important questions to ask in choosing a dental care provider.

You’re seeking a new dentist. You don’t know anyone in the area, and worry you will make the wrong choice in a Virginia Beach dentist. Drs. Stephanie Santos and Vinita John Folck invite you to look at Smile by Design and ask: “What makes this dental practice special?” (more…)

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Pembroke 1 Building, 281 Independence Blvd., Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 USA
Stephanie Santos, DDS Vinita Folck, DDS Smile by Design put fun in dentistry, with their family-friendly office, which provides gentle, compassionate, and comfortable family dentistry. (757) 337-4665