1. Get It Done By Year One – by the AAPD

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends establishing a dental home for children by their first birthday.  AAPD President Joe Castellano did a Q&A on why this is so beneficial to establishing a solid dental foundation for children.  He also discusses the importance of healthy snacks and being aware of tooth pain in these smallest little patients.  Click here to read Dr. Castell…Read More

  2. How to Avoid Halloween Dental Frights

    Halloween is just a few weeks away, and kids across the country are beginning to scout out their trick-or-treating routes. Delicious candy and sweet treats are synonymous with this holiday, but they can also spell trouble for your kiddo’s teeth. At Alligator Dental, we are here to make sure your child has a bright, happy smile, and in today’s post, our dentist in San Marcos will share helpful …Read More

  3. Don’t Get Tricked By Treats On Halloween! – By Dr. Mai

    Halloween is in the air!!! I love the cooler weather and excitement that accompanies this fun time of year. I also love a good scare – but I do not love the potential cavity-scare that comes from all the candy!   So here are some good tips to keep in mind to keep candy damage to a minimum. Sugar-free candy & gum with Xylitol - Bacteria that attack teeth feed on sugar! Gum and candy that ar…Read More

  4. Is It Time For Your Child to Visit the Dentist?

    Many parents understand the value of routine dental care for their children. Getting your child into the dentist on a regular basis promotes a lifetime of bright, healthy smiles, and it encourages your child to take responsibility for their dental hygiene. Aside from teeth cleanings every six months, there are a few reasons that you may need to make a dental appointment in San Marcos for your chil…Read More

  5. Dental Sealants: Sealing out Decay – By Dr. Al

    The other day I had a parent ask what sealants are as she had heard other moms talk about them.  I realized that I talk about them all day, every day, but many people do not know about the benefits of sealants.  Especially if you are a parent who has an oldest child approaching 5-6 years old it is important to be informed.  Sealants are the best thing in preventing cavities in the new adult tee…Read More

  6. Why Does My Child Have Bad Breath?

    We’ve all experienced the embarrassment that comes with bad breath, and it always seems to rear its ugly head when we least want it too. Although we commonly think of halitosis as an adult concern, kids are also susceptible to the condition and the embarrassment that comes along with it. Understanding the common causes of bad breath are key to preventing it, and in today’s post, our San Marcos…Read More

  7. Am I Using The Right Toothpaste – By Dr. Myriam

    There are several types of toothpaste in the store. How does a Teen know which is the best choice for them? Fluoride Toothpaste – Fluoride is a natural mineral present in several foods, as well as most drinking water. It is often added to toothpaste to strengthen enamel – making teeth more resistant to cavities and decay. This is a top choice for a teen prone to cavities. Tartar or Plaque Cont…Read More

  8. Protecting Teeth During School Sports

    Now that school is back in session, many parents are eager to get their kids signed up for various sports activities. Whether your children are participating in football, hockey, soccer or another fall sport, you want to ensure that the sweet taste of victory is not overshadowed by some type of dental emergency. It is important to protect your child’s teeth as much as possible, and in today’s …Read More