FAQs: Pediatric Dental Sedation

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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 »

Tooth Tips For Traveling

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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 »

Infant And Toddler Teeth Care

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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 »

Dental Sealants: Childhood Cavities Don’t Have To Be Inevitable

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Did you know that tooth decay is the second most common childhood health problem in Texas – after the common cold? If you have a newborn or toddler, you have a terrific opportunity to prevent cavities and establish daily habits for lifelong oral health. Your child’s first dental exam should occur when the first teeth are in,… Read more »

Dental Problem in Lake Jackson? There Is Always A Solution!

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There is no doubt that a healthy, pleasing smile positively impacts one’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A beautiful healthy smile also affects our personal relationships. When we smile, we appear and feel younger and more attractive. Research has shown that smiling also helps reduce stress, increase productivity,… Read more »

Not Happy With Your Dentist?

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In the Distinctive Dental Services dental blog, we post informative articles about cosmetic and general dentistry in Lake Jackson. This includes restorative dentistry, cosmetic dental treatments, teeth whitening treatments, and news about our dental practice. Many of our patients visit our blog regularly and we hope you will also find helpful dental information here. If you… Read more »

Dental Health in Lake Jackson: Our Dental Team Takes Care Of You

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At Distinctive Dental Services, each dental professional on our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high standard of care. Today’s message will focus on the duties of a dental assistant. You probably think of the dental assistant as, “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The… Read more »

Healthy Living Starts With A Smile. Just Ask Your Dentist in Angleton!

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What comes to mind when you hear the term “healthy living?” A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? The sound of your feet rhythmically hitting the ground on your favorite jogging pathway? A cholesterol test indicating that your arteries are in great shape? If you pictured a white, healthy smile… Read more »