1. Post-Extraction Care Tips

    Upon hearing that their child needs to have one or more teeth pulled, many parents might feel a little nervous. It can be hard to watch our children undergo medical or dental procedures, and when the time comes for your child to have teeth pulled, you might not be certain of the best post-extraction care techniques. In today’s post, we’ll review a few reasons why your kiddo might need to have …Read More

  2. New Year’s Resolutions for Bright Smiles

    As the end of 2017 draws near, you may be wondering what you can do to ensure that your child has a bright and healthy smile in 2018. Whether your child has a clean dental bill of health or has struggled with cavities and poor oral hygiene, we have found that there are a few pediatric dental health tips that are great for everyone to practice. Today, we’ll discuss a few of these tips and how you…Read More

  3. Frequently Asked Questions About Teething

    As a parent, there are many developmental milestones that you look forward to celebrating with your child. From their first steps to their first words, there are many events to anticipate as your child grows. Another milestone that many parents eagerly await is the appearance of their child’s first tooth. When that first pearly white pops through, many parents have questions, and in today’s bl…Read More

  4. 4 Common Pediatric Dental Concerns

    When you child complains of mouth pain, it can be challenging to narrow down the source of the problem. You might find yourself wondering if it is something as simple as a canker sore, or a sign of a more significant issue. For many parents, a quick call to the dentist is all that is needed to get the ball rolling toward a solution. In today’s article, we’ll review four common pediatric dental…Read More

  5. Tips for Instilling Proper Brushing Habits in Kids

    If you ask any parent, it can be challenging, cumbersome, and downright frustrating trying to ensure your young child is brushing his or her teeth properly. When they are young, brushing their teeth for them and trying to explain the process can seem as impossible as trying to wrangle cats! If this sounds familiar, rest assured that you’re not alone! In today’s article, we’ll provide a few t…Read More

  6. Choosing the Right Toothbrush for Your Young Child

    If you’re a first time parent, or it’s been awhile since you had to buy a toothbrush for a child, you might not be sure where to start. Some people mistakenly think that kids can use the same type of toothbrush as teens or adults. However, to ensure proper oral hygiene and comfort, it is essential for your child to be using an age-appropriate toothbrush and the pediatric dentists at Alligator …Read More

  7. What to Expect at Your Child’s First Appointment

    If you’re a first-time parent, it can be challenging to learn and navigate the various doctor appointments for your infant child. If you count just the recommended pediatrician visits alone, you can expect to take your child to the doctor at least six times in the first year of his or her life. Add unexpected ear aches and colds and that number can double. Knowing this, it’s not surprising tha…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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