1. 5 Tips From Our Pediatric Dentist To Make Brushing Fun For Your Child

    The holidays are in full swing here in Texas, and many families are focused on the hustle and bustle of visiting loved ones, shopping, and otherwise being very busy. One priority that may be put on the backburner during this time is your child’s oral health. Proper dental hygiene is essential for growing children, and the holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to chow down on unhealthy …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. Toothbrush Care and Storage

    The task of teaching children the skills that will allow them to enjoy a lifetime of optimal oral health begins at home, and if you’re a parent, you know that persistence and repetition can be very beneficial when your children are learning new tasks. Whether they are learning a new subject in school, a new sport, or anything else, practicing the new activity every day is essential to grasping t…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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