Vacation Tips To Keep Your Smile Healthy!

May 23, 2018

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE and you know what that means–family vacations, impromptu getaways and fun trips! Just like you, we couldn’t be more excited. As dental professionals, however, we want to make sure that when you leave on vacation, you don’t leave your oral hygiene behind. Follow these tips to keep your teeth healthy and bright, […]

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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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Seasonal Allergies? Take Care Of Your Smile

March 29, 2018

                      SPRING IS ON THE HORIZON and we couldn’t be more excited! Chirping birds, blooming flowers, and warmer weather are just a few of the things we look forward to when spring comes around. We have to admit though, there is one thing about the season […]

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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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Dr. Alvarez will work for food!

June 2, 2016

MY NAME IS DR. IVIS ALVAREZ AND I WILL WORK FOR FOOD! I usually limit my professional social media posts to four sentences or less on subjects related to children’s dentistry. I have, however, decided to take advantage of some social media venues to share an anecdote about my day yesterday that in a somewhat […]

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The Safari Of Smiles Mission

May 5, 2015

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7 Mistakes Parents Are Making With Their Kids Teeth!

March 18, 2015

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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