Rather Have A Root Canal?

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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

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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

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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 »

What Can Fluoride Do For You?

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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 »

5 Simple Ways To Avoid A Cracked Tooth

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Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair, especially if you need emergency dental care. Today’s post in the Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod dental blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong. Don’t chew on hard things. People should steer clear of ice, hard… Read more »

Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

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Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around Lake Jackson. At Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod, we encourage our patients to enhance their smiles in the healthiest way. Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they use can lead… Read more »

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

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Periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until our team diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on the severity. What is periodontal… Read more »

Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

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A healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums, as well as a strong jawbone. Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful. At Distinctive Dental Services – Dr. Scott Elrod, we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ jaw health. Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally, a patient experiences… Read more »

Choosing A Toothbrush For Your Child

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At Distinctive Dental Services, our team members are often asked how to choose the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush can be as challenging as choosing a paint color, and there seems to be just as many choices. If you have visited the dental section of your local grocery store,… Read more »

New Parents: Educate Yourselves About Children’s Oral Health

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Today’s message is for new parents or couples planning for children sometime in the future. At Distinctive Dental Services in Lake Jackson, we have a prevention-oriented philosophy of dental care. This is especially true for children. An Epidemic of Tooth Decay in Young Children The statistics on early childhood tooth decay are sobering. According to the… Read more »