1. 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 thei…Read More

  2. 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 place…Read More

  3. Getting Your Kids Ready for the Dentist

    Children have an inclination to shy away from the dentist. We understand, it can be weird to have someone poking around in your mouth with foreign tools. There are occasional bumps that may hurt, but all-in-all there is nothing to worry about. If your youngster gets somewhat nervous during the car ride to the dentist, we have some tips that can help you calm them down. The Alligator Dental team is…Read More

  4. What Makes a Pediatric Dentist Different?

    If you have just started a family and are looking for the best dentist to take care of your little one, Alligator Dental is the best choice for a pediatric dentist in the San Marcos and Seguin area. However, you may be wondering what exactly a pediatric dentist is and how, if at all, they are different from a family dentist. Today, we want to tell you what we do that makes us the best choice for c…Read More

  5. Would you rather… Talk in Rhymes OR Sing instead of speaking?

    This new blog feature with Alligator Dental doctors is sure to bring a giggle or two from our patients! Ask your kids the same question – it will be fun to see which doctor they are most like. 4/5 Alligator Dental doctors chose to SING! Dr. Hole enthusiastically chose SING! “Everyone knows I sing when I work!” Be sure to listen for Dr. Hole the next time you are at the Seguin office.…Read More

  6. Attack of the Sugar Bugs!

    Sugar is everywhere! Especially with Holiday leftovers! The New Year is a great time to start fresh and resolve to combat sugar and it’s damaging effect on little teeth. The key to success is to set limits. How often and when a child consumes sugar is as important as how much they consume. When a parent limits the frequency and duration of sugar exposure for their child they are one step closer …Read More

  7. Tartar The Terrible

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is on the look out for one of their Most Wanted Mouth Monsters: Tartar the Terrible. Kids should exercise caution if they meet up with Tartar the Terrible and take immediate evasive action. Follow this link to meet more of the AAPD’s Most Wanted Mouth Monsters: http://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/meet-the-mouth-monsters-tartar-the-terrible/…Read More

  8. Does Laughing Gas Actually Make You Laugh?

    The actual name of laughing gas is Nitrous Oxide and for a small amount of people it does cause them to laugh for a while. Nitrous Oxide has been around for over 100 years and is still used all across the country. It is the safest and quickest gas anesthetic available and works really well in children. So how does it make you laugh? Once inhaled Nitrous Oxide goes into your blood stream like oxyge…Read More

  9. 5 Minutes with Tooth D.K. – Secrets of Cavity Causers

    The holiday season is a mouth monster’s favorite time of year! Check out this cute ‘Interview’ with Mouth Monster Tooth D.K. that reminds kids how to avoid his pesky presence during this festive season. Check it out: http://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/5-minutes-with-tooth-d-k-secrets-of-cavity-causers/…Read More