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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. 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

  9. The Right Way to Brush

    Oral hygiene and dental health start with a toothbrush. We all have a toothbrush from the start of our lives, and as soon as our teeth start growing in, brushing them becomes an integral piece of our daily routines. Whether you have used the same type of toothbrush for years or have tried out different styles, bristle densities, or ventured into the electric toothbrush area, you have been brushing…Read More