A Safari Dental

 

4427 Rowan Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727) 777-5787
Today: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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2007
A Safari Dental provides the most comprehensive pediatric dental services to the Trinity / New Port Richey / Odessa / Hudson / Palm Harbor / East Lake / Spring Hill / Tarpon Springs / Holiday areas. Whether your child visits the children's dentist for the first time at Safari Dental, you are seeking care following a recent visit to another practitioner or you seek to establish a new place of service for a child used to regular dental visits, we hope you will call us your dental home. Some of the services provided include: INITIAL EXAMINATION As a children's dentist, our doctor is trained to diagnose disease, the examination includes screenings for oral pathology, evaluation of growth and development, orthodontic needs assessment, gum disease evaluation, visual examination for tooth decay, as well as evaluation of any current restorations, concerns or complaints of the patient/parent. Risk factors for disease will be discussed, oral hygiene instruction will be provided and nutritional counseling will also be covered. CLEANING Also known as Dental Prophylaxis, this process removes plaque, a substance formed in the mouth from food, saliva, and bacteria. If present, the cleaning also removes calculus, which is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and requires professional instrumentation to remove. In addition, the cleaning helps polish the teeth to make them smooth and remove stains from the teeth. In the cooperative patient, a special dental cup and gritty toothpaste are used to achieve these goals. FLUORIDE Following the cleaning and flossing procedures, fluoride will be applied to your child?s teeth to help maintain the enamel in its strongest condition. The foods we eat and the things we drink can dissolve some of the mineral content out of the enamel, which is the first stage of a three part process in creating a cavity in a tooth. The fluoride reinforces the tooth structure and can actually reverse a small cavity that is present in only the enamel. Fluoride varnish is the treatment of choice in this practice since its effects on the enamel last up to thirty six hours. Varnish is a sticky fluoride application that remains on the tooth throughout the day and is gradually absorbed into the enamel. Because it actually binds to the tooth, the patient can eat or drink immediately following this fluoride application. X-Rays X-rays are a very important part of the diagnosis of dental disease as they allow the dentist to see portions of the mouth that cannot be seen by the eye. These items include decay in between the teeth, tumors or cysts present in the bone or surrounding undeveloped teeth. The radiographs also determine the presence or absence of permanent teeth and their placement. Modern dental radiographs are very safe and the state-of-the-art digital equipment utilized by A Safari of Smiles uses 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays. SEALANTS Sealants are a tough, plastic material designed to stick to the enamel of the tooth in the grooves where food collects. The tooth is prepared with a special cleanser that is quickly applied then rinsed with water. The sealant material is brushed onto the surface of the tooth and dried with a special curing light to make it hard. The process is very similar to applying nail polish to a fingernail and the teeth do not need to be numb. Sealants reduce the risk of cavities forming in these grooves that can be difficult to keep clean. These sealants do not last forever and will need to be replaced as they wear away from the tooth surface. Not all teeth are good candidates for sealants and the doctors will determine which teeth could receive the most benefit from the application. RESTORATIVE PROCEDURES When dental decay has invaded a tooth, various procedures can be used to treat the disease. Some of the procedures include: White Fillings ? A composite (white) filling is a tooth colored material used to fill small cavities in teeth
Mon 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Tue 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Wed 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Thu 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Fri 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Sat 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sun Closed

Products and Services

Accepting New Patients
Anxiety Free Dentistry
Bonding Treatments
Braces
Check-Ups
Children Welcome
Crowns
Dental Sealants
Dental Service Plans
Dentistry
Diagnostic Testing
Drop-In & Emergency Care
Endodontics
Extractions
Family Discounts
Fillings
Fluoride Treatments
General Dentistry
Military Discounts
Most Insurance Accepted
New Patient Discounts
Nitrous Oxide
Oral Surgery
Orthodontics
Parking
Children's Dentistry

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