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Family Dentist in Virginia Beach Discusses the Best Dental Habits

July 15, 2018

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woman magnifying healthy smileDid you know that with the right care, your teeth can last for a lifetime? To ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, the best preventive care starts at home. When you practice the right oral hygiene habits and visit your family dentist in Virginia Beach twice a year for a cleaning and checkup, you will set the right foundation for a lifelong healthy smile.

Don’t Skip Your Appointment with Your Family Dentist in Virginia Beach

July 5, 2018

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woman having a dental examWhen you look at your teeth and gums in the mirror, you may believe that they are healthy; however, if you are not visiting your family dentist in Virginia Beach regularly, they may not be. In addition to brushing and flossing at home, the American Dental Association recommends that you have a cleaning and checkup twice a year to promote your oral health. Unfortunately, one-third of adults did not schedule an appointment last year. If you are among those who skip routine dental appointments, you are placing your oral and general health at risk.

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.


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.


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…)

Virginia Beach gum disease therapy treats periodontitis, commonly linked to heart disease

October 26, 2015

periodontitis patients

Gum disease therapy in Virginia Beach helps patients retain their natural teeth and experience less tenderness, bleeding, bad breath, gum and bone recession and infection common to plaque accumulation beneath the gums. While Stephanie L. Santos DDS and Vinita John Folck DDS, Virginia Beach dentists at Smile by Design, advocate disciplined dental hygiene at home and in the dental chair, they understand some people are more prone to periodontitis than others.

Tobacco Use Can Be Detrimental To Your Oral Health

August 24, 2015

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Keep your oral health in great shape and stop using tobacco.Everyone knows that smoking isn’t good for you. It’s been told to us by our family, friends, politicians, celebrities…you name it. There are even television advertisements warning us about the dangers of smoking and other uses for tobacco. Your lungs aren’t the only organs in your body that can suffer from repeated tobacco use. People who use smokeless tobacco, or “dip” as it’s more commonly known, are putting themselves in danger of developing big oral health problems. Our office in Virginia Beach, VA wants you to steer clear of tobacco in any way that you can. For those of you who don’t smoke or use tobacco for any reason; good for you! For the others who do smoke or use smokeless tobacco, it’s time to kick the habit.

Dr. Stephanie Santos and Dr. Vinita Folck want you to come to our office if you notice anything out of the ordinary in your mouth. They are the dentists in Virginia Beach that you can trust. Gum disease is typically a major concern with patients that smoke. We want your oral health to be in the greatest shape it can possibly be, but smoking will only hinder the progress we want to make.