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Frequently Asked Questions

When you’re first getting started at a new dentist’s office, it’s likely that you have some questions about their available services and what you can expect from treatment. At Safari Dental, our team is happy to provide all the answers you need! Below, you’ll find some of the questions we get asked most often. If you’re still left wondering about something, don’t hesitate to give our Bryan, TX location a call.

Do you only see children?

Not at all! We pride ourselves on being a comprehensive family practice that cares for adults and children alike, offering a wide variety of services that can improve smiles of all ages.

Can you improve the way my smile looks?

Definitely. Our dentists are happy to provide several cosmetic services that can erase common smile flaws and help you achieve a more confident appearance. Just let us know that you’re interested over the phone and we can set you up with a consultation! 

I’m experiencing a lot of jaw pain and my teeth seem worn down. What could be the cause?

These are common indications of bruxism, which is more widely known as teeth grinding. If you suspect that you’re a victim of bruxism, don’t hesitate to let our doctors know. They can design a custom-made nightguard that provides a tough barrier between the rows of teeth and minimizes harmful contact.

I want to straighten my smile, but I don’t want to wear metal braces. Is there an alternative?

Yes! Safari Dental offers multiple image-friendly orthodontic options that can help you maintain a confident appearance throughout treatment. Invisalign is a popular service that uses clear, comfortable aligners to straighten teeth instead of the age-old brackets and wires. Alternatively, patients may choose braces that are clear or ceramic for a much more subtle appearance.

Going to the dentist makes me nervous. Can you help?

We definitely can. Our practice offers several sedation options that can be safely used with children and adults alike. These techniques are meant to calm frazzled nerves and help patients reach a deep state of relaxation while still remaining conscious. During you or your loved one’s first appointment, we can discuss the available choices and help you determine the one that fits best.

Will you take my dental insurance?

Yes. Our practice accepts all forms of PPO dental insurance and will file claims on your behalf as needed so that you can maximize your deserved benefits. We even take Medicaid!

What should I do if I don’t have insurance?

Even without insurance, our team is happy to help make your family’s care affordable. Low-interest financing through CareCredit is available to patients who qualify, and we can also discuss our in-house payment plan options with you in greater detail during an initial consultation.