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 […]


The Safari Of Smiles Mission

May 5, 2015


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 […]


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 […]


Christmas Wreaths For Sale!

November 18, 2014

Every year Safari of Smiles loves to give back to the community. This year we are selling handmade Christmas wreaths. All proceeds from the wreaths will be donated to the children of Seamark Ranch.  Dr. Alvarez and Safari of Smiles sponsors the children of Seamark Ranch throughout the year with Christmas, summer camps, and back […]


We Can Keep Communities Safe if Ebola Happens in Florida

November 17, 2014

The Florida Department of Health had provided information to keep communities safe if Ebola happens in Florida. 


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!


Sensory Weighted Blankets

September 8, 2014

What is a sensory weighted blanket? A blanket with weights (polly pellets) sewn into squares for even distribution.  Ideal for children with autism, ADHD and sensory integration disorder. This weighted blanket for autism and other sensory issues provides a gentle pressure that hugs the body to produce a calming and relaxing effect. Our own Miss […]


DIY Toothbrush Holders!

August 5, 2014

  What a fun idea! Turn one of your children’s toys into a unique personalized toothbrush holder. Take one of your child’s old plastic animal toys — like a dinosaur or unicorn that can stand on its own on the counter — and drill a hole in the back of the toy so a toothbrush […]


FDA Warning For Oral Viscous Lidocaine 2% Solution For Teething

July 15, 2014

WARNING! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert that oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain. The alert continued by stating that topical pain relievers and medications that are rubbed on the gums are not necessary, or even useful, because they […]


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