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These Habits Harm Teeth, Say Dentists in Virginia Beach

November 15, 2016

Bruxism, smoking and other habits harm teeth, gums and jaw function. Dentists in Virginia Beach at Smile by Design give details and countermeasures.Your smile is one of your most important personal assets. Not only do your personal appearance and self-confidence depend on it, but your oral and systemic health do, too. Preventive dentistry aims to keep your teeth and gums strong for a lifetime and to spare you the expense and discomfort of extensive dental work. That’s why dentists in Virginia Beach, Drs. Santos and Folck, show patients what can harm their teeth so smiles last.


Why Do Dental Implants in Virginia Beach Work So Well?

October 26, 2016

The latest and best tooth replacement option is the dental implant in Virginia Beach. Read why these prosthetics from Smile by Design work so well.

Why do patients and dentists alike praise dental implants, today’s innovative tooth replacements in Virginia Beach and across the globe? Stephanie L. Santos DDS and Vinita John Folck DDS recommend dental implants for people missing one, two or even entire arches of teeth because implants are realistic-looking, stable and preserve the density of the jaw bone. Healthy adults with sufficient bone are good implant candidates. Here are the reasons why these artificial teeth work so well.


The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers in Virginia Beach

October 14, 2016

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How can porcelain veneers in Virginia Beach help my smile? Your entire week was spent indoors, so today you’ve decided to hit the boardwalk and let the warm sun and open air relax you. The sound of the ocean is always soothing, plus there is always good people watching. It’s interesting to get to peer into people’s lives for a few seconds and then move on. Your mind keeps noticing people’s teeth, however. They are all laughing and smiling so carefree. You wish you could be that confident, but your smile has a number of things you think are wrong with it. Drs. Santos and Folck want you to know how porcelain veneers in Virginia Beach can help people just like you. (more…)

Family Dentist in Virginia Beach for the Whole Family

September 20, 2016

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Your family dentist in Virginia Beach.When it comes to choosing a dentist to care for your family, you need to choose a family dentist in Virginia Beach who will care for your entire family from one office. Often, not all dentists are able to offer the services each member in your family needs because everyone has unique oral health needs, which will change over the years. As a result, you end up having to schedule appointments with different dentists all over town. This makes dental appointments inconvenient and rather impersonal. However, by choosing the right dentist, each member in your family will benefit from one trusted dentist over the years to create a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles.

Transform Your Smile with Your Cosmetic Dentist in Virginia Beach

September 10, 2016

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Benefit from your cosmetic dentist in Virginia Beach.Are you living with a less than perfect smile? If so, cosmetic dentistry will give you the attractive smile you have always wanted. Due to stereotypes from the past, many often believe that cosmetic dentistry is only for the vain or the elite. However, due to various advancements, cosmetic dentistry is more affordable than ever, allowing people from all walks of life to transform their smiles. As a cosmetic dentist in Virginia Beach, we offer a diversity of cosmetic procedures to drastically enhance the appearance of your smile. We will give you a smile you will love showing off using simple and minimally invasive procedures.

Your Dentist in Virginia Beach Discusses The Importance of Hygiene Visits

August 20, 2016

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Learn more about the importance of hygiene visits from your dentist in Virginia Beach.There’s never been a more important time to take charge of your oral health than now. Because periodontal disease has been linked with many other health concerns such as cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure, regular dental hygiene visits have become more important than ever. Dentists and physicians alike understand that by maintaining your oral health, you’re also ensuring your overall health and well being. Dr. Stephanie Santos and Dr. Vinita Folck are your premiere dentists in Virginia Beach and they discuss the importance of regular hygiene visits.


Benefits of Dental Implants in Virginia Beach

August 16, 2016

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Learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Virginia Beach.Living with one or more missing tooth affects more than just your confidence. Your diet and nutrition may also be impacted because you can’t properly chew and eat the foods you would normally enjoy. Your oral health is also at risk. Without a tooth replacement, your bone will start to lose density, or deteriorate, and your remaining teeth will begin to shift into the open space. Dental implants may be the right solution for you, and your team at Smile By Design can help! Here are the benefits of dental implants in Virginia Beach.


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.

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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