1. First Baby Visit – By Dr. Anas

    Did you know that Alligator Dental sees babies for dental appointments starting at 6 months old? This may seem a little early, as babies may not have many teeth at 6 months. However, plaque does not care the how old you are! Buildup begins as soon as teeth erupt. It is important that plaque removal and proper tooth care also begin at this time to prevent early-childhood tooth decay. This initial 6…Read More

  2. Understanding the Importance of Taking Your Child to the Dentist

    As a parent, you have likely heard the recommendation that you should take your child to the dentist every six months for a checkup. It is true — getting a head start on your child’s dental care is important for developing the foundation for a lifetime of bright healthy smiles. Hearing this recommendation is one thing, but understanding the reasoning behind it is quite another. At Alligator De…Read More

  3. Fun Summer Recipes for Kids!

    Beat the Texas heat with these fun summer recipes that kids will love to make - and eat! Healthy Banana Split Bites Mango Popsicles Roasted Strawberry S'mores Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt Watermelon Pizza Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches Homemade Icee Fruit and Lemonade Popsicles Harness the power of fruit and ice and see which one is your family favorite.  Click here for recipes!…Read More

  4. Do Healthy Looking Teeth Need X-rays? – By the AAPD

    Did you know the Alligator Dental doctors possess superhero powers?  They can leap across a hygiene bay in a single bound.  They can spot a child in need of a high-five with their eyes crossed. They can blast through a cavity without breaking a sweat.  The one super power they WISH they had was x-ray vision!  Fortunately Alligator Dental doctors have a sweet x-ray blaster that can detect even …Read More

  5. Back to School Dental Tips for Kids

    As we enjoy the long, hot summer days here in Texas, it can be easy to forget that the new school year is right around the corner. You’ll be putting your kids on the school bus and shuttling them between practice and other school events before you know it. The hustle and bustle of the new academic year can leave you wondering whether you are coming or going, but it is important not to lose focus…Read More

  6. Teaching Coping Skills for Disappointment – By Dr. Al

    It’s not often that I give advice outside of dental topics but today is the day, kind of… At Alligator Dental we see kids of all shapes and sizes, all day – every day. They are all unique and all have different personalities, skills and strengths. At times coming to the dentist can bring out anxiety and negative behavior in a child. Often the children who struggle most in the office are thos…Read More

  7. Diabetes and Children’s Dental Health

    Type 1 diabetes, often referred to as juvenile diabetes, affects hundreds of thousands of children every year. While the exact cause of this condition is currently unknown, doctors have determined childhood diabetes can have a negative impact on a child’s oral health. This makes it very important to make sure your child sees the dentist on a regular basis for cleanings, exams, and oral hygiene t…Read More