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Gum Disease Increases Risk of Lung Cancer

By Local Fresh | Jul 22, 2016

As patients of Seaside, Oregon dentist Dr. Scott Santos know, gum disease poses a significant risk to our oral and overall health. Plaque, a sticky biofilm, lingers on the surface of our teeth and along the gum line. The bacteria uses the sugars we consume to produce harmful substances that irritate gum tissue and erode away…

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Is Needle-Free Dentistry The Future?

By Local Fresh | Jun 9, 2016

As a family and cosmetic dentist in Seaside, our team at Seaside Family Dental understands that not all of our patients enjoy visiting the dentist. In fact, dental anxiety is so common in the U.S. that millions of people fail to get the kind of dental care they need to help protect their long-term oral…

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What Would You Rather Do Than Floss?

By Local Fresh | May 25, 2016

As a family dentist in Seaside, our staff knows firsthand that many patients simply hate to floss. Our goals isn’t to start lecturing or make patients feel bad when the subject of flossing comes up, but the habit does play a pivotal role in protecting your long-term oral health. But just how far would some…

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3 Surprising Benefits Of Brushing

By Local Fresh | Apr 26, 2016

As patients of Seaside family dentist Dr. Scott Santos know, brushing ranks as the best practice for preventing tooth decay and gum disease. While this may seem like common sense, 25 percent of adults fail to brush twice a day, including 33 percent of men, and nearly 50 percent of adults say they don’t visit…

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Dental Anxiety and No-Drill Dentistry

By Local Fresh | Dec 16, 2015

At Seaside Family Dentistry, Dr. Santos understands that not every patient enjoys visiting the dentist. Recent studies conducted by the American Dental Association have found that approximately 20 percent of American adults suffer from some degree of dental anxiety that keeps them from receiving the dental care they need. When asked, many patients who suffer from…

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Gum Disease Linked to Poor Gut Health

By Local Fresh | May 2, 2014

At our Seaside dental clinic, Dr. Santos knows that a patient’s teeth can provide a lot of information about their health, diet, age, and identity. The health of a patient’s teeth can even give Dr. Santos clues about their overall health, including clues to health issues that don’t even originate in the mouth. Some serious issues…

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