1. Is It Time For Your Child to Visit the Dentist?

    Many parents understand the value of routine dental care for their children. Getting your child into the dentist on a regular basis promotes a lifetime of bright, healthy smiles, and it encourages your child to take responsibility for their dental hygiene. Aside from teeth cleanings every six months, there are a few reasons that you may need to make a dental appointment in San Marcos for your chil…Read More

  2. Why Does My Child Have Bad Breath?

    We’ve all experienced the embarrassment that comes with bad breath, and it always seems to rear its ugly head when we least want it too. Although we commonly think of halitosis as an adult concern, kids are also susceptible to the condition and the embarrassment that comes along with it. Understanding the common causes of bad breath are key to preventing it, and in today’s post, our San Marcos…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. 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

  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. What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

    With summer in full swing, kids are more active than ever right now in south Texas. Even with the scorching temperatures, you’ll likely find children at the local ballfields and skate parks and that can only mean one thing: dental emergencies are bound to happen. As a parent, you might wonder what types of injuries fall in this category. In today’s article, we’ll take a closer look at a few …Read More