• Diastema, or, Mind the Gap!
    Diastema is a medical term meaning “space between”—or what the doctor and our team less formally call a gap between the teeth. Such gaps are common for children as they Read more
  • Earth Day
    The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Read more
  • Care for Your Dentures
    Just like natural teeth, the doctor will tell you that dentures have a tendency to get coated with plaque, which is a sticky, transparent film that attracts food and bacteria. Read more
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    Happy Oral Cancer Awareness Month! We know oral cancer can be kind of a scary topic, but it’s worth using this opportunity to learn about the disease and spread knowledge Read more
  • Why You Should Avoid Energy and Sports Drinks
    In a world where everything moves so quickly and teens and young adults find themselves pulling “all-nighters” or working long hours, energy drinks have grabbed the spotlight. You’ll have one Read more
  • Don't Wait To See Your Dentist
    When was the last time you paid Dr. Shirley Santos in Tustin, CA, a visit? If you're like many people, chances are it was more than six months ago. We Read more
  • Four Tips for Soothing a Toothache
    Whether it’s a dull and throbbing ache or a sharp pain, toothaches can come in many different forms. Chances are you’ve had the discomforting experience once or twice in your Read more
  • The Benefits of Invisalign
    Crooked or misaligned teeth can prevent you from feeling comfortable showing off your smile in public and can stop you from feeling comfortable in social situations. Invisalign is an easy Read more
  • Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
    Millions of people, around Tustin, California and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it may Read more
  • Getting to the Bottom of Chewing Gum Myths
    It's a moment many of our patients have experienced. One second you're chewing on a piece of gum, then suddenly you forget to keep chewing and swallow the entire rubbery Read more
  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Shirley Santos, DDS, Inc., we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. Read more
  • Telltale Signs that Your Tooth has a Cavity
    the doctor and our team at Shirley Santos, DDS, Inc. frequently get questions about cavity causes and prevention. You brush twice a day and floss regularly. You rinse with mouthwash, Read more
  • The Truth about TMJ
    TMJ is the quick way of referring to your Temporomandibular Joint. Pardon the pun, but that’s quite a mouthful! What is this joint, what does it do, and, if your Read more
  • Valentine's Day History
    Valentine’s Day is best known as a celebration of love in all its forms. Pink hearts, red roses, and cute greeting cards adorn every surface you see. What many people Read more
  • February is Heart Month
    The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been Read more
  • Fluorosis: What is it?
    Many people think dental fluorosis is a disease, but it’s not; it’s a condition that affects the appearance of your tooth’s enamel, not the function or health of the teeth. Read more

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Shirley Santos, DDS, Inc.

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm (Twice a month)

Sunday:

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