1. Back 2 School Bargains – By Dr. Al

    Back to school supplies have hit the shelves!  Stocking up can feel overwhelming and in the process basic everyday items can seem to tip the scales and may be put off.  Recently I was at the Dollar Store (actually one of my favorite places to shop).  As a good dentist I looked at the dental hygiene products and was surprised.  I discovered that cheap stuff can be good stuff.  While there was …Read More

  2. Tips for Instilling Proper Brushing Habits in Kids

    If you ask any parent, it can be challenging, cumbersome, and downright frustrating trying to ensure your young child is brushing his or her teeth properly. When they are young, brushing their teeth for them and trying to explain the process can seem as impossible as trying to wrangle cats! If this sounds familiar, rest assured that you’re not alone! In today’s article, we’ll provide a few t…Read More

  3. 5 Fun Facts for Teeth by the AAPD

    Your teeth are truly amazing! Do you know how many teeth you have? When do teeth start growing? Check out fun facts and some tips on how to care for little teeth on this link created by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentisty: 5 Fun Teeth Facts…Read More

  4. Down to the Wire: Keeping Teeth Clean While in Braces – By Dr. Hole

    Flossing is an important part of maintaining good oral health because it removes plaque and food debris that cannot be dislodged by brushing. Add braces to the equation and you’ve got loads of surface area for your favorite subway sandwich to get stuck on! Wearing braces provides more opportunities for food to hide out and wreck havoc on teeth and gums. Top 3 reasons to floss extra well while we…Read More

  5. Would You Rather: Live in Narnia or Hogwarts?

    We asked Alligator Dental Doctors which magical place they would most like to live in:           NARNIA                                                                                                                     HOGWARTS Which would your child pick? The winner was HOGWARTS!  Dr. Matthew and Dr. Hole both think Hogwarts would b…Read More

  6. 3 Signs Your Child Needs to See the Dentist

    Once you’ve established a relationship with a local children’s dentist, it can be easy to follow the routine of taking your child in for his or her teeth cleaning every six months. There are times, however, when circumstances warrant bringing your child into the office in between regular dental exams. When and if the time arises, the friendly staff and dentists at Alligator Dental in San Marco…Read More

  7. A Tip for Teething – Dr. Matthew

    Teething is tough!  During the first few years of a child's life, all 20 baby teeth will push through the gums.  That can hurt!  There are so many products that claim to sooth teething pain - how does a parent know which are safe and effective?  Sometimes keeping it simple is the best remedy: 1 - Gently rub gums with a clean finger, a small cool spoon or moist gauze pad. 2 - Allow your child t…Read More

  8. 5 Bite-Sized Tips for Kids – from the AAPD

    The lazy-days of summer are here!  As fun as summer is often kids get out of their good brushing habits when their routines change.  The AAPD has put together 5 Bite-Sized Tips to help get kids excited about oral care.  Click on the link to see their great ideas! Mouth Mosters: 5 Bite Sized Tips…Read More

  9. Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Young Child

    If you’re a first time parent, or it’s been awhile since you had to buy a toothbrush for a child, you might not be sure where to start. Some people mistakenly think that kids can use the same type of toothbrush as teens or adults. However, to ensure proper oral hygiene and comfort, it is essential for your child to be using an age-appropriate toothbrush and the pediatric dentists at Alligator …Read More