5 Surprising Causes Of Jaw Pain & How To Get Relief

If you are someone who has suffered from jaw pain, there is no need to explain how much of a negative affect it can have on your day-to-day life; From talking to eating to smiling and sleeping. Learn More Here.

Home Remedies for Toothaches

Are you having trouble with a continuous toothache? This type of pain can interfere with your day to day tasks and overall mood. The good news is that there are some at home remedies you can implement to alleviate the pain if your toothache is mild.

Dental FAQ – Unexplained Headaches Or Jaw Pain?

Hello! I’m Scott Elrod, DDS, of Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod in Lake Jackson. I have been practicing quality general and cosmetic dentistry since 1998. Today’s post focuses on malocclusion or a bad bite. Malocclusion is the dental term for a problem in the way your top and bottom teeth come together. The… Read more »

Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

To enhance your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod. A Smile You Want to Show Off A whiter smile can change your life dramatically. Many of our patients feel more self-assured in personal and professional settings with their… Read more »

How To Choose A Dentist (Consider Convenience)

The American Dental Association offers some counsel on how to choose a dentist, and when you do, please consider Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod in the Lake Jackson, Texas region. Here are some things you should think about: Extended Hours? Life can be busy. Fitting in a dentist appointment shouldn’t upend your schedule…. Read more »

Unexpected Stress? Don’t Forget Your Smile

When you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Perhaps you are going through a divorce or became the caregiver for an ailing parent. Perhaps you took on a second job or started night school to earn an advanced degree. Not every stressor is negative. A new baby, marriage, career,… Read more »

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

This is a critical question occasionally asked by patients at Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is practically impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an… Read more »

FAQs: Pediatric Dental Sedation

Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod provides sedation options when needed for our young patients. Here are answers to the most frequent questions about pediatric sedation dentistry. Is sedation safe for kids? Nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation are safe for children when administered by experienced professionals. Certified pediatric dentists, oral and maxillofacial… Read more »

Live Better With Dental Implants

Ill-fitting dentures can result in more problems for denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Though they certainly look more attractive than a toothless mouth, in practical terms they leave much to be desired because they impact two fundamental activities: eating and talking…. Read more »

Tooth Implants: The Role Of The Abutment

The dental implant procedure involves three main components: The implant—also called a post or artificial tooth root The abutment—a connector piece The prosthesis—artificial tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture/partial denture In today’s post, we talk about the crucial connecting component: the abutment. What Is An Abutment? The abutment is the connector piece between a tooth… Read more »