If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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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

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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 »

Live Better With Dental Implants

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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

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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 »

Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

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Hello Lake Jackson! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Angleton residents can dramatically improve their appearance. It is important to realize that not every Lake Jackson smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and… Read more »

Tooth Implant Placement: Before, During, After

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Let’s talk about what to expect during tooth implant surgery. We will divide it into three parts: before, during, and after. An implant procedure goes like this: Before the Procedure We start with X-rays, an exam, and a consultation. We’ll take numerous X-rays of your teeth and jaw. Images are taken from numerous angles. It’s… Read more »

Overcome Dental Phobia And Achieve A Beautiful Smile

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Do you ever avoid the dentist because of dental anxiety? Perhaps “anxiety” is putting it mildly. If you’re among thet millions of Americans whose stress level goes through the roof thinking about the dentist, sedation dentistry from Distintive Dental Services in Lake Jackson may be just what you need. In some people, fear of the… Read more »

Sedation Dentistry in Lake Jackson: Trouble Getting Numb For Treatment?

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Our bodies work differently. Some dental patients don’t respond to local anesthetics by getting numb. This is understandably concerning when you need dental treatment and the word “concerning” may be a huge understatement. It’s important to know that bad experiences in the past don’t guarantee that you will never be able to become numb during treatment. At… Read more »

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety in Angleton

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Hello, Lake Jackson dental blog visitors! Welcome to the Distinctive Dental Services blog. At Distinctive Dental Services, we aim to provide our patients with valuable and accurate information so that they can make informed decisions regarding their dental health. Identifying Dental Anxiety in Angleton It’s not too uncommon for local residents in Angleton to express their fears… Read more »