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. 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

  3. Understanding the Importance of Taking Your Child to the Dentist

    As a parent, you have likely heard the recommendation that you should take your child to the dentist every six months for a checkup. It is true — getting a head start on your child’s dental care is important for developing the foundation for a lifetime of bright healthy smiles. Hearing this recommendation is one thing, but understanding the reasoning behind it is quite another. At Alligator De…Read More

  4. Diabetes and Children’s Dental Health

    Type 1 diabetes, often referred to as juvenile diabetes, affects hundreds of thousands of children every year. While the exact cause of this condition is currently unknown, doctors have determined childhood diabetes can have a negative impact on a child’s oral health. This makes it very important to make sure your child sees the dentist on a regular basis for cleanings, exams, and oral hygiene t…Read More

  5. 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

  6. Pediatric Dental Care Tips for Each Stage of Development

    As a parent, you want to do everything you can to help ensure your child is happy and healthy. Helping him or her with routine oral hygiene tasks can go a long way in forming the foundation for a lifetime of good dental health. In today’s post, the Alligator Dental team will review dental care tips for each stage of your child’s development to help you as you teach your him or her proper oral …Read More

  7. Common Pediatric Dentistry Questions

    When you are a first-time parent, it is natural to have questions about your child’s dental health. Relying on a knowledgeable pediatric dentist is the best way to get the helpful tips and information you need to ensure that your child’s smile is healthy and bright. At Alligator Dental, we are proud to be a Top Rated Local® dentist in San Marcos, and if you have questions about caring for you…Read More

  8. Halloween Candy and Its Impact on Teeth

    Believe it or not, fall is upon us here in San Marcos, and with it comes one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States. Halloween will be here before you know it, and it may be beneficial to your child’s dental health if you have helpful information about some of the candy that he or she is likely to receive when out trick-or-treating. In today’s blog, we’ll review some of …Read More

  9. Thumb Sucking – by Dr. Matthew

    Thumb sucking is natural for children. It may help a baby feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. Young children may also suck their thumb to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep. Is thumb sucking bad? Generally the intensity of the sucking determines whether or not dental problems may result. If children rest their thumbs passively in their mouths, they are less likely…Read More