1. How to Avoid Halloween Dental Frights

    Halloween is just a few weeks away, and kids across the country are beginning to scout out their trick-or-treating routes. Delicious candy and sweet treats are synonymous with this holiday, but they can also spell trouble for your kiddo’s teeth. At Alligator Dental, we are here to make sure your child has a bright, happy smile, and in today’s post, our dentist in San Marcos will share helpful …Read More

  2. Tips for Avoiding Early Childhood Cavities

    As parents, we all want what is best for our children, and excellent dental health is no exception. Your child is likely to be more confident if he or she has a healthy, beautiful smile. Because proper digestion begins with proper eating and chewing habits, your child will also feel better physically when optimal oral health is maintained. Unfortunately, early childhood cavities affect thousands o…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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 3 Signs Your Child Needs to See the Dentist

    Once you’ve established a relationship with a local children’s dentist, it can be easy to follow the routine of taking your child in for his or her teeth cleaning every six months. There are times, however, when circumstances warrant bringing your child into the office in between regular dental exams. When and if the time arises, the friendly staff and dentists at Alligator Dental in San Marco…Read More

  8. Floss Options for Your Kids

    Teeth are the name of the game here at Alligator Dental, and we like to cover every aspect of children’s dental health and oral hygiene. As we’ve talked about before, flossing is a crucial piece of quality dental care for kids, but it can be a challenge to establish flossing as a habitual part of a bedtime routine, much less doing it voluntarily at other times. One of the biggest challenges co…Read More

  9. Teaching Children to Floss

    Adults and children alike understand the importance of brushing teeth. When we wake up and when we go to sleep, we brush our teeth to ensure fresh breath and removal of any food debris we may have leftover. However, many of us overlook the importance of flossing when it comes to our dental hygiene, especially the younger among us. Children already struggle with finding the motivation to brush thei…Read More