1. Tooth-Friendly Thanksgiving Treats – from the AAPD

    Thanksgiving is here!  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry shares some tooth-friendly treats to make with the kids this holiday season! Click here to get the tasty recipes: Homemade Apple Cider Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pumpkins Thanksgiving Turkey Platter Chocolate Strawberry Turkey Legs And More! Happy Thanksgiving from the Alligator Dental Gator Crew!…Read More

  2. A Word on Pacifiers and Thumb Sucking

    Thumbsucking and pacifier use are very common among children, and many children will stop this activity on their own sometime between two and four years of age. Many parents find themselves concerned about the potential oral development problems that these habits can cause, and talking to a pediatric dentist can help ease some of this worry. Today, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions ab…Read More

  3. Tips to Keep ‘Small’ Cavities Small – by Dr. Sarah

    Alligator Dental doctors often monitor, or ‘watch’, small cavities on baby teeth to see if they will develop into larger decay that needs treatment. How can parents help these areas of small decay from becoming a big cavity that needs a filling or crown   Below are 2 simple tips to keep those ‘small’ cavities small! Have your child use a fluoride mouthwash, like ACT Kids. If your child is…Read More

  4. Would You Rather: Live in an Amusement Park or Zoo?

    The Alligator Dental doctors are so much fun!  We know they love to have fun too!  So we asked them which fun place they would rather live...                  Amusement Park              or                Zoo Check out their creative answers: Dr. Al - Definitely in a zoo.  Preferably in the monkey exhibit, in a hammock, in winter and the penguin exhibit in summer. Dr. An…Read More

  5. 101 Awesome Fall Activities for Kids!

    Cooler weather is FINALLY here!  It's a great time of year to get outside with the kids for some quality family time!  Alligator Dental found this awesome list of 101 Fall Activities to do with your kids.  Here is a sample of ideas from the list - don't these make you wish Fall lasted all year? Build a scarecrow stuffed with newspaper (or leaves!). Have an apple cider "tea" party. Bake apple ch…Read More

  6. The Importance of Your Child’s First Dental Visit

    Taking your child to the dentist for the first time is a momentous occasion. In addition to ensuring your child has optimal oral health, there are other benefits of taking your child to the dentist at a young age, and in today’s blog, we’ll review a few reasons why early dental care is important for children. If you’re looking for a reputable pediatric dentist in San Marcos, contact Alligato…Read More

  7. Spin Toothbrushes: Fun & Function – By Dr. Al

    Recently my wife got a new electronic spin brush.  She felt an immediate difference in her brushing and fell in love with it.  She had been using a manual tooth brush for a couple months and could feel the difference an electric spin brush was making.  This caused me to remember how great technology can be - even for your teeth! There are BIG advantages to kids using electronic spin toothbrushe…Read More

  8. Tips For Halloween Treats – from the ADA

    The American Dental Association has a great webpage called: Mouth Healthy Halloween.  It has a Halloween Candy Survival Guide and tips to make Halloween as healthy as possible for your child.  The webpage also has fun printables: coloring pages, mazes, etc. for children to enjoy! Click here to check out the Mouth Healthy Halloween page!…Read More

  9. Toothbrush Care and Storage

    The task of teaching children the skills that will allow them to enjoy a lifetime of optimal oral health begins at home, and if you’re a parent, you know that persistence and repetition can be very beneficial when your children are learning new tasks. Whether they are learning a new subject in school, a new sport, or anything else, practicing the new activity every day is essential to grasping t…Read More