1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Can My Baby Get Sick From Teething? By Dr. Sarah

    There is a myth circulating regarding babies and teething.  I would like to share some good news! MYTH: Teething can make a baby sick. FACT: Although you may have heard that teething causes diarrhea, fever and a whole host of other problems research shows that the symptoms of teething are actually quite mild.  Common symptoms/signs of teething include: Excessive drooling Gum irritation/rubbing L…Read More

  7. Why Are My Child’s Teeth Yellow?

    We all want our child’s smile to be the brightest and healthiest that it can be. When we notice that their teeth are discolored, it is natural to be concerned and ask yourself, “Why are my child’s teeth yellow?” The yellowing may be internal or external, and there are many things that can cause this discoloration. Speaking with your child’s dentist is always recommended before making any…Read More

  8. First Baby Visit – By Dr. Anas

    Did you know that Alligator Dental sees babies for dental appointments starting at 6 months old? This may seem a little early, as babies may not have many teeth at 6 months. However, plaque does not care the how old you are! Buildup begins as soon as teeth erupt. It is important that plaque removal and proper tooth care also begin at this time to prevent early-childhood tooth decay. This initial 6…Read More