All About Baby Teeth

July 26, 2018

A BABY’S FIRST TOOTH is a major milestone, and a child losing their first tooth is another! As parents, it’s important for us to know what to expect when it comes to our children’s baby teeth, from when they come in to when they lose them, and how to take good care of them in between. […]

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Supernumerary Teeth

May 8, 2018

  MOST PEOPLE WILL develop a total of twenty baby teeth that are gradually replaced by a total of thirty-two adult teeth. Sometimes those teeth don’t all appear, a condition called hypodontia. In even rarer cases, all the normal teeth will be present, plus at least one extra! These extra teeth are supernumerary teeth, and the condition […]

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After-School Snacks For Healthy Teeth

April 19, 2018

GROWING BODIES NEED a lot of fuel, and that means a lot of after-school snacks. The nature of those snacks can have a big impact on a child’s oral health during this critical period when they’re losing baby teeth and growing in their permanent set. So which snacks are the best ones if you’re trying to […]

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Our Favorite Children’s Books

April 5, 2018

EVERYONE HAS A BOOK that was special to them as a child, whether it’s a pict ure book their parents read to them or a novel that set off their imaginations. That’s why we decided to go back in time and reminisce about the books we most cherished when we were children! Join us in remembering […]

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Kids’ Dental Health 101

March 22, 2018

    WE ALL REMEMBER what it was like to lose our first tooth and become “one of the big kids.” Children grow up fast, but the time of greatest change for their teeth is the transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth. If your own children are in or approaching that phase of childhood, there […]

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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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