Crowns

August 10, 2016

Did you know the first dental crowns were made out of gold only? A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth.The main purpose of a dental crown is to protect damaged teeth.Crowns can also be used to improve the overall appearance of a tooth by adjusting it’s shape.

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Who Says going to the Dentist isn’t Sweet?!

July 26, 2016

Whoever said going to the dentist isn’t sweet is absolutely WRONG!! Fluoride treatments leave a nasty taste in your mouth. NOT ANYMORE! Here at Safari of Smiles we are introducing a new product; CUPCAKE FLAVORED FLUORIDE!!! Usually kiddos (as well as adults) don’t like the yucky taste of fluoride. Fluoride, however, is important in maintaining […]

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MUST. FIGHT. JUNK. FOOD. DAY!!!

July 21, 2016

Happy National Junk Food Day everyone! Here is an important (friendly) reminder; junk food is STILL and ALWAYS will be bad for your teeth. It’s a bummer right? Although we all get our cravings, junk food (especially sweets) causes cavities. Let’s be real though, we aren’t always prepared to brush and floss but there are […]

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To use mouthwash or not use mouthwash? That is the question!

July 19, 2016

Many parents have questions and concerns on whether or not their child should begin to use mouthwash. Well, if your concern is “is it safe?”, the answer is YES! It is safe as long as the child does NOT swallow. Mouthwash contains alcohol and fluoride that could hurt the little one’s tummy if they swallow […]

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Ouch!!! Thumb Sucking Can Hurt Your Teeth!!!

June 30, 2016

Prolonged finger or thumb sucking can lead to crooked teeth and bite problems affecting both baby teeth and permanent teeth that are developing, causing upper front teeth to tip outward and upper jaw to narrow in the back. If a child doesn’t stop on their own by the age of three, we do advise parents […]

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EMERGENCY…EMERGENCY!!! What is a dental emergency?

June 17, 2016

Although accidents are part of the process of growing up, falling or bumping into hard objects can cause serious damage to both baby and grown-up teeth. If left untreated, dental injuries that result from these “misadventures” can lead to infection – in both the mouth and other places like the ears, sinuses and brain – […]

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FLORIDA FOR SMILES DAY

May 21, 2016

FLORIDA FOR SMILES DAY…May 21, 2016…a day designated by Governor Rick Scott, with the assistance of The Smile Team, to create awareness for our kiddos born with CLEFT LIP/PALATE in the state of Florida. Few appreciate more, than these little one’s the value of a smile. My sweet one’s, today Safari of Smiles CELEBRATES YOU!!!

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WHAT ARE OUR KIDDO’S SO AFRAID OF?

May 18, 2016

The British Dental Journal (187, 408 – 412; 1999) five potential causes of dental fear. 1. Fear of pain or its anticipation 2. A lack of trust or the fear of betrayal 3. Fear of loss of control 4. Fear of the unknown 5. Fear of intrusion BritishDental Journal 187, 408 – 412 (1999)

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ACID ATTACK!!!

May 3, 2016

ACID ATTACK!!! Studies have shown that 50% of five-year-olds now have signs of damage to their tooth enamel caused by excess acid in their diet. One major cause includes the juices our children are drinking. How acidic is your little one’s favorite juice? DO YOU KNOW YOUR MOUTH’S pH? Cavities start to form at a […]

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PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES!!

April 27, 2016

PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES…Autism makes it hard for a person to deal with the world around them. A sound like the school bell ringing, which may not bother most children, may sound like nails on a chalkboard to a child with autism. A tag in a T-shirt might feel like a terribly itchy sweater. […]

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