Treatment For Sensitive Teeth

For those individuals who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod is here for you. Dr. Scott Elrod has been treating this common trouble since 1998. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can bring about receding gums, which leads to… Read more »

Affordable Teeth Whitening?

If you are like most web users, you have probably spotted the multitude of ads for ‘free teeth whitening kits’. Some show a ‘real Angleton mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Pearland dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to… Read more »

Tooth Tips For Traveling

If you are planning to take an extended vacation or business trip soon, I recommend you examine your dental needs. It’s always a good idea to have a checkup with your dentist prior to leaving on long vacations, especially if your trip is taking you to under-developed areas without adequate dental care options. This quick… Read more »

Rather Have A Root Canal?

At Distinctive Dental Services, we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our patients and many report minimal discomfort. Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling. If root canal therapy is necessary to preserve a tooth, we provide… Read more »

Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Keeping your teeth clean is an important factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the advantages of visiting your dentist frequently is receiving a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing behaviors. We do that every day at Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod in Lake Jackson. Your Partner in Oral Health… Read more »

How Tooth Brushing Prevents Gum Disease

The team at Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod in Lake Jackson would like to discuss toothbrushing. Brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent decay. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and carefully flossing removes the food from our teeth and slows the build-up of plaque. If we let food stay on our teeth,… Read more »

Time To Upgrade Your Smile?

The team at Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod in Lake Jackson gets many questions about smile upgrades and makeovers. Have you ever thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry offers many fantastic possibilities for Lake Jackson residents. The quickest and least invasive procedure is light teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and teeth… Read more »

What Can Fluoride Do For You?

This blog post entry from Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod in Lake Jackson focuses on fluoride: what is it, exactly, and why is it so good for your dental health? The Miracle Mineral Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride is contained in different foods as well as in water. Many  adjust… Read more »

Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Myths and tall tales about cosmetic dentistry abound. The team at Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod in Lake Jackson would like to discuss some of those myths. We have heard almost all of them. Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile Many of the procedures that an aesthetic dentist would… Read more »

Infant And Toddler Teeth Care

Though most parents know the basics of children’s dental care, the team at Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod in Lake Jackson continue to see cavities in young children. Caring for your infant’s teeth should begin even before they appear. To prevent bacteria growth, parents can wash their baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after… Read more »