1. Back To School Dental Care – by the AAPD

    School is in full swing!  Parents and children have survived the hectic first few weeks and are starting to settle into the new routine.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has put together some Back To School tips for starting the year off with great dental health!  Click here to check out great tips on routines, healthy lunch & snacks and trauma prevention.  We wish all our Gato…Read More

  2. Dental Home for Special Needs Children – By Dr. Al

    Many of us know a family who has a special needs child. There is something special about the parents of a special needs child. They face challenges many of us cannot even imagine. Some of the finest people I know are the parents of special needs children and some of my favorite patients are their kids. They see the world and life for what really matters. One of the great challenges for these famil…Read More

  3. Our Pediatric Dentists Can Help Your Child Form Healthy Habits

    Having a healthy smile can do much to make life better. Not only will you feel more confident in yourself, but having clean, cavity-free teeth can provide vast improvements to your quality of life. People who neglect to care for their teeth are at a much higher risk of developing oral health issues, which can range from a problematic toothache to large-scale extractions and more. As a parent, it i…Read More

  4. Enamel Hypoplasia – Colored Spots on Teeth – by Dr. Shah

    Enamel Hypoplasia is a condition where teeth have less enamel (the outer, white part of the tooth) than they should. This condition is common in both baby and permanent teeth.  It typically appears as white or yellow spots on a single tooth or several teeth and can vary in severity.  Enamel Hypoplasia in baby teeth is most common on the very back molars or the cuspids (the corner teeth).  In pe…Read More

  5. Highlighting Your Child’s Oral Health Needs From Birth to Age 5 – Part 2

    Proper oral care is important at every age, but when it comes to you and your child, it is even more essential to assist in developing the proper habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Failure to start on the right foot now may lead to concerns later on. According to the CDC, for example, 20% of children aged 5 to 11 years have at least one untreated, decayed tooth. Cavities can be prevented wit…Read More

  6. Athletic Mouth Guards – By Dr. Anas

    Back to School brings back to sports for kids. Sports camps are already in full swing preparing young athletes to complete at their highest ability. Protective gear is essential to minimize sports injuries, with a mouth guard being one of the most important. It’s a great idea to get kids used to wearing a mouth guard at an early age – so it becomes just another part of their uniform! Read belo…Read More

  7. Highlighting Your Child’s Oral Health Needs From Birth to Age 5 – Part 1

    Children of all ages must take proper care of their oral health to foster a lifetime of healthy smiles, but this learning process falls on the shoulders of the parents to provide the right support and guidance at the right time. You know that poor oral hygiene can lead to a lifetime of problems, which is why it is essential to follow the proper steps early on in life. Alligator Dental is dedicated…Read More