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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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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Fluoridated water

October 14, 2015

This year, the United States marks the 70th anniversary of community water fluoridation, one of public health’s greatest success stories. Fluoridated water is effective, because it keeps a low level of fluoride in the mouth, specifically in the dental plaque and saliva, all day. Even with the use of other fluoride products, such as toothpaste […]

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Why would you want a hygienist for your child’s dental cleaning?

September 8, 2015

Why would you want a hygienist for your child’s dental cleaning? A dental hygienist can clean and polish children’s teeth, take x-rays, look for disease and abnormalities, teach patients how to properly brush their teeth and apply treatments that aid in cavity prevention.

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Don’t rinse your mouth out after brushing your teeth!

June 18, 2015

Don’t rinse your mouth out after brushing your teeth! Rinsing washes away the protective fluoride coating left by the toothpaste, which would otherwise add hours of protection. If you are thirsty drink a glass of water before brushing your teeth!

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Platypus Flossers

March 18, 2015

Platypus Flossers for Braces Flossing with braces is never easy or fun! The floss has a flat end like a platypus’s bill. The floss easily slides under the wires to remove plaque and food. They are more convenient than floss threaders. Great to keep in backpacks to floss after lunch or on the go!

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7 Mistakes Parents Are Making With Their Kids Teeth!

According to a recent Fox News article, there are 7 Mistakes parents are making with their kids’ teeth! Follow us for the next few days as we list all 7 mistakes! Mistake# 1:  Letting children brush by alone. Since most children don’t have the motor skills to brush effectively until they’re 8 years old, parents […]

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Save A Tooth Kit

 Save A Tooth kit! The sad fact is, only 10% of teeth knocked out in an accident can be successfully re-implanted. Using Save-A-Tooth®, the success rate rises to over 90%. Teeth begin to die within 15 minutes of being knocked out of the mouth, but a Save-A-Tooth® will keep that tooth alive and undamaged for […]

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What Is A Cavity?

December 10, 2014

What is a cavity? When a tooth is exposed to acid frequently — for example, if you eat or drink often, especially foods or drinks containing sugar and starches — the repeated cycles of acid attacks cause the enamel to continue to lose minerals. A white spot may appear where minerals have been lost. This is a […]

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End of the Year Dental Benefits!

October 14, 2014

The end of the year is quickly approaching ! Call our office today to schedule your children’s cleaning appointment!

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