1. Dental Care Tips for a Healthy Summer

    School is finally out for the summer, leaving kids and educators across San Marcos rejoicing and making plans for the fun summer months ahead. This time of year can be a busy time for many families, and sometimes, this can derail kids’ otherwise-healthy oral hygiene habits. At Alligator Dental, we want to do everything we can to ensure your child has a happy, healthy smile all year round. Check …Read More

  2. To Pull Or Not To Pull – By the AAPD

    When a child gets a loose tooth the big question is: Should I pull it out or let it fall out on its own?  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has some great advice to parents on this! In a nutshell: Let nature take it's course!  Pulling out a baby tooth before it is ready may cause unnecessary bleeding and pain - which could increase anxiety in your child.  Click here to read more from …Read More

  3. Water – A Child’s BFF! – By Dr. Sarah

    We all know that water is the best way to hydrate – especially in hot Texas summers - but did you know that water can also be your child’s BFF when it comes to keeping their teeth and body healthy? Let’s start with teeth (since I’m a dentist) 1 - Water improves saliva production. Saliva cleanses your teeth, keeps teeth strong and prevents cavities by balancing and neutralizing the acidity …Read More

  4. Choosing the Right Snacks for Bright Healthy Smiles

    With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, the long days of summer are just up the road. That means that kids are out of school for a few months and if they are old enough, they may be spending more unsupervised time at home. That time may include snacking, and stocking a healthy pantry is important for your child’s dental health. As a Top Rated Local® dentist in Seguin, our Gator Crew is happy …Read More

  5. Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?

    With long afternoons at the pool and increased activity levels, kids are more at risk for a dental emergency in the summer months. Do you know what to do if your child runs in the house with a broken or missing tooth? At Alligator Dental, our emergency dentists in Seguin want to make sure you are prepared for a dental emergency, and in today’s post, we’ll review a few helpful supplies to have …Read More

  6. 101 Fun Things To Do With Kids!

    School is winding down - and is already out for some of our Gator Families!  Summer Break is such a fun part of childhood - but it can be a bit intimidating at times for parents.  Looking for ideas to minimize screen time and maximize summer memories?  Click here to check out this cute list of 101 Fun Things To Do With Kids.  Pick your favorite ideas or use it as a jump start to get your creat…Read More

  7. Is Gatorade Good For Teeth? – By Dr. Myriam

    Did you know that Gatorade is just as bad as Coca-Cola for your teeth?  Although Gatorade can help in rehydration it is highly acidic, and acidic drinks eat away at teeth over time.  The acid wears away the enamel, the outer protective layer of the tooth, which allows nasty bacteria a place to grow and flourish! Bacteria requires sugar and Gatorade provides more than enough sugar for this bacter…Read More

  8. Can Cavities Be Spread Through Saliva – by the AAPD

    It may seem like a strange question - but it has an important answer - YES! Cavities can be spread through saliva.  Dr. Joe Castellano of the AAPD shares some additional details on how this happens and how to avoid it.  Click here to check it out on the AAPD website!…Read More