1. Dental Care is Leading Unmet Health Care Need – by the AAPD

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists feels strongly about providing quality dental care for special needs children.  Click here to read an excellent article by the AAPD: Health Teeth and Special Needs Children - What Parents Need to Know Alligator Dental absolutely LOVES our special needs patients!  Our doctors have extensive training and experience providing quality dental care for childr…Read More

  2. Facial Growth & Better Health – By Dr. Al

    I attended a very interesting class at the most recent American Dental Association Conference (ADA) regarding the relationship between a child’s facial growth, breathing and health. Research has shown that children who start earlier with a hard diet are much more likely to build facial muscle strength, causing the face to grow wider. This correlates to a wider breathing passage and less dental c…Read More

  3. Would You Rather – Live in Outer Space or on a Submarine?

    We know the Alligator Dental doctors love a good adventure! This week we asked them if they would rather live in Outer Space OR on a Submarine? All agreed that outer space would be a WAY cooler place to live - and be a dentist - than under the sea! (Wouldn't it be awesome to have your teeth clean while floating in space?) Dr. Sarah: If I wasn't a dentist I would definitely be an astronaut. I mean…Read More

  4. Four Dental Emergencies You Should Never Ignore

    Kids will be kids, and if you’re a parent, you probably know all too well how often children become sick or get hurt when they are younger. Most of the time, a little TLC is all it takes for your child to bounce back from his or her ailment, however, there are times when a visit to a medical professional is warranted. In today’s post, we’ll review four pediatric dental emergencies you should…Read More

  5. Big Love for Little Teeth – by the AAPD

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is always creating cute ways to remind families to take good care of those tiny baby teeth!  Their newest offering is a set of colorable Valentine's Cards to print and give kids.  They also include a timely reminder that dental decay is 100% preventable, with proper hygiene habits. Click Here to get the cards!…Read More

  6. Tips for a Better Brush – By Dr. Randi

    A New Year is always a great time to re-evaluate brushing habits and ensure your kids are getting the best brush for their time!  Below are simple tips to ensure that they get a quality brush: Grip: Hold your toothbrush very lightly.  Someone should be able to swipe that toothbrush right out of your hand! Circles: Brush in gentle circles. Gums: Put half of the toothbrush on your gums and half on…Read More

  7. Would You Rather: Eat ONLY Apples or Carrots for one whole day?

    The doctors at Alligator Dental love a good, crunchy snack.  Can there be too much of a good thing?  Today we asked: Would You Rather Eat ONLY Carrots Or Apples For One Day? The lone Carrot eater is...Dr. Anas!  He says, "Carrots for sure so next day I can see the shiny teeth better!"  (Those carrots look super tasty!)   The remaining doctors all agree...Apples are best. Dr. Al says, "Even th…Read More

  8. Monitoring Sugar Intake for Optimal Oral Health

    According to a news release by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2016, children should be consuming less than 25 grams of added sugars each day. Unfortunately, many of the foods that are marketed as healthy for children make this goal nearly possible to achieve unless you read the labels carefully. In today’s post, we’ll review some of the foods and drinks that kids enjoy the most along …Read More

  9. Beating the Thumb Sucking Habit – by Dr. Anas

    Happy New Year! It’s the time of year that brings resolutions to end old habits and hopefully make new, positive ones. One habit that young children often struggle with is sucking a thumb, finger or pacifier. The Facts: This type of sucking is completely normal for babies and young children. Sucking provides security. For young babies, sucking is a way to make contact with and learn about their …Read More