The Different Types of Tooth Restoration

With the never-ending advances in technology over the past few decades, the dental field has received a surge in innovations for teeth restorations. There are many more types to choose from, designed for a wide array of oral ailments. Whether you need an entire set of teeth crafted, or simply a fixture for a broken… Read more »

If They Tell You Not to Floss, They’re Wrong

A while back a few sensationalist internet news articles began circulating, claiming that flossing was ineffective and basically useless. The study these articles cited analyzed many studies done over the years about the effectiveness of flossing. After looking at all of them, this meta-study determined that flossing as a daily habit was largely ineffective. They… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

Would you like to know more about dentures in , ? If so, our team is more than happy to help you! Dentures are strong, reliable, and attractive dental appliances that can give you the smile and oral health you deserve. To help you know more, we have provided the answers to the following frequently… Read more »

Serious Complications Could Occur If Your Crown Is Chipped or Damaged

Dental crowns in , , are made in a professional dental lab out of durable materials like porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. While they are designed to handle the pressures of biting, chewing and grinding hard foods, it is possible for the crown to be chipped or fractured. This could be the result of… Read more »

If You’re Missing a Tooth, It Can Often Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

Losing a tooth to severe decay, damage or extraction can significantly impair the function and appearance of your mouth. Even if you learn to live with the missing tooth, it can cause serious alignment complications in the future. Your dentist, Dr. , often recommends replacing the missing tooth with a dental implant to address all… Read more »

A Dental Bleaching Treatment Is the Safest and Most Effective Way to Whiten Your Smile

Your tooth enamel has microscopic textures where small staining particles and residue can adhere. If they are not removed on a daily basis, they can slowly start to penetrate the enamel layer and setting the stains in deeply. The depth of the stains on your teeth will directly influence the whitening products or treatment that… Read more »

Why Bleeding Gums Might Be a Problem for You

At the dental practice of Dr. Scott Elrod, we want our patients in Lake Jackson, Texas to know that taking good care of your oral health benefits not just your precious pearly whites, but your gum health as well. In fact, did you know that your gums–which cushion and support your teeth–are an indicator of your… Read more »

An Ignored Cavity Might Need to Be Repaired by a Bridge

An ignored cavity invites bacteria and decay to exploit the dentin, pulp or even the root of a tooth. In time, this severe amount of decay can be so bad that our team’s only option is to extract the tooth and suture your gums. Once your gums have completely healed after extraction, our highly trained… Read more »

How To Keep Your Oral Health Strong

Do you wonder if there is anything you could do to keep your mouth—or your child’s mouth—stronger? Similarly, do you know what might help with you improve your oral health? If you are interested in answers to questions such as these, we have good news: there probably is something you can do. For example, did… Read more »

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

It is estimated that some 75 million Americans have some sort of fear of the dentist. This can range from feeling uncomfortable with the idea of having work done on the mouth to an out-and-out phobia. It is particularly concerning when a person’s dental fear keeps him or her from receiving needed dental care. At… Read more »