1. 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

  2. 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

  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. Multivitamins for Kids Dental Health

    Vitamins and minerals are, as we have discussed before, crucial for the development of your child’s bones and joints, especially when it comes to their teeth. Kids are known to be picky eaters, and while there are numerous foods that can supply the important nutrients they need to grow big and strong and have exceptionally healthy teeth, your kid’s dental care can run into certain roadblocks. …Read More

  7. Vitamins for Strong Teeth

    Eating and drinking are an important part of everyday life, allowing us to get the important vitamins and minerals our bodies need. There are so many vitamins we require, but some of them are especially important for the health of your pearly whites. Children and adults can all benefit from more vitamins in their diets, and parents are sure to instill this in their youngsters. Today, the Valley Le…Read More

  8. More Dental Know Hows and Habits for Kids

    As your kids get older, they’ll have to start doing things for themselves. You can’t be in the room every morning and night to make sure they don’t walk past their toothbrush. Instead, you have to go out of your way to make good oral hygiene a habitual part of your youngster’s daily routine. Apart from setting a good example for them, it is important to make sure that these habits and cust…Read More

  9. Good Dental Habits for Children

    Parents know the importance of quality dental hygiene for their children. Not only is the health of their teeth important, but instilling habits that will continue through adulthood is critical. These are life lessons that the youngsters in your life will use for years to come and it is important they stick to them early. Dental habits and oral hygiene are codependent, and good ones will keep your…Read More