1. 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

  2. Tips for Avoiding Early Childhood Cavities

    As parents, we all want what is best for our children, and excellent dental health is no exception. Your child is likely to be more confident if he or she has a healthy, beautiful smile. Because proper digestion begins with proper eating and chewing habits, your child will also feel better physically when optimal oral health is maintained. Unfortunately, early childhood cavities affect thousands o…Read More

  3. Monitoring Sugar Intake for Optimal Oral Health

    According to a news release by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2016, children should be consuming less than 25 grams of added sugars each day. Unfortunately, many of the foods that are marketed as healthy for children make this goal nearly possible to achieve unless you read the labels carefully. In today’s post, we’ll review some of the foods and drinks that kids enjoy the most along …Read More

  4. Best Practices for Children’s Dental Care

    When you are the parent of a young child, you want to do everything that you can to ensure that he or she has all of the advantages possible when it comes to achieving optimal oral health. Advice from family and friends or a quick search for kids dental tips on the internet might provide you with an overwhelming amount of information, which is why it is always best to rely on the expert opinion of…Read More

  5. A Word on Pacifiers and Thumb Sucking

    Thumbsucking and pacifier use are very common among children, and many children will stop this activity on their own sometime between two and four years of age. Many parents find themselves concerned about the potential oral development problems that these habits can cause, and talking to a pediatric dentist can help ease some of this worry. Today, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions ab…Read More

  6. The Importance of Your Child’s First Dental Visit

    Taking your child to the dentist for the first time is a momentous occasion. In addition to ensuring your child has optimal oral health, there are other benefits of taking your child to the dentist at a young age, and in today’s blog, we’ll review a few reasons why early dental care is important for children. If you’re looking for a reputable pediatric dentist in San Marcos, contact Alligato…Read More

  7. Teeth Grinding Truths – By Dr. Sarah

    Does your child grind their teeth so loudly at night you can hear them from another room?  No worries, you are not alone!  Turns out many children grind their teeth during the night.  While grinding is not the healthiest or most appealing noise to come from your child's mouth, there is generally little to be concerned or worried about. Why? Well - it is actually very common for younger children…Read More

  8. Dispelling Dental Anxiety in Kids

    Parents frequently ask our doctors and staff how they can help their children be less anxious about going to the dentist. No matter whether it’s for a routine cleaning or for a more involved procedure, many children experience fear when coming to the dentist. This can make it challenging to make sure they get the care they need when they need it and it can also impact how they feel about getting…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