1. Why is 6 Months the Magic Number for a 1st Dental Visit?

    Why is 6 months the Magic Number for a 1st dental visit? Dental decay can begin early, even with a child’s first tooth. If left undiagnosed and untreated, even in the earliest stages of life, it can have serious implications for a child’s long-term health and well-being. Early examination and preventative care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future. Children with healthy teet…Read More

  2. The Right Way to Brush

    Oral hygiene and dental health start with a toothbrush. We all have a toothbrush from the start of our lives, and as soon as our teeth start growing in, brushing them becomes an integral piece of our daily routines. Whether you have used the same type of toothbrush for years or have tried out different styles, bristle densities, or ventured into the electric toothbrush area, you have been brushin…Read More

  3. The Right Way to Floss

    Here at Alligator Dental, we stress the importance of dental health and oral hygiene, especially when it comes to the youngsters in your life. As you have seen in our past blog posts, there is a lot to be said for flossing, no matter your age. The sooner children are accustomed to flossing being a part of their daily (or nightly) routine, the better and more effective they will be with making it …Read More

  4. Alternative Flossing Methods for Children

    Much like their eating habits, children can be extremely choosy when it comes to their hygiene habits. We know all too well here at Alligator Dental that the kids in your life can be monsters if you even come close to their mouth or gums. They may be fine with brushing their teeth, especially if you give them a great tasting toothpaste, however, flossing is a whole other animal. Whether they are …Read More

  5. A Special Place for Special Friends!

    A Special Place for our Friends with Special Needs! Alligator Dental is a special place for children (and adults) with special needs.   Pediatric dentists receive an additional two years of training with a significant component and focus on providing dental care for children with special health needs. Children with special health needs can include those with sensory issues, ADHD, Autism, Downs …Read More

  6. Floss Options for Your Kids

    Teeth are the name of the game here at Alligator Dental, and we like to cover every aspect of children’s dental health and oral hygiene. As we’ve talked about before, flossing is a crucial piece of quality dental care for kids, but it can be a challenge to establish flossing as a habitual part of a bedtime routine, much less doing it voluntarily at other times. One of the biggest challenges c…Read More

  7. Teaching Children to Floss

    Adults and children alike understand the importance of brushing teeth. When we wake up and when we go to sleep, we brush our teeth to ensure fresh breath and removal of any food debris we may have leftover. However, many of us overlook the importance of flossing when it comes to our dental hygiene, especially the younger among us. Children already struggle with finding the motivation to brush the…Read More

  8. How to Help Your Child Prevent Cavities

    Cavities are a scary word to a young child. They may have heard some embellished stories from friends or relatives who were trying to promote dental health about the horrors of having a cavity and how it has to be fixed. Sure, you want your child to be aware that cavities are bad and they are not fun to have taken care of, but you also want to instill good habits to prevent them in the first plac…Read More