Brushing Up on Brushing Teeth

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We all recognize that brushing and flossing are essential parts of good oral hygiene. But even with the best of intentions, bad habits can sneak up on us all. Fortunately, it’s never too late to brush up on your brushing habits. One habit that is easy to pick up is brushing too quickly. Each session… Read more »

Why Bleeding Gums Might Be a Problem for You

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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 »

Spring Cleaning for a Healthier Smile

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Spring is in the air, and it feels like a renewal and rebirth after the dreary long nights and short days of winter.  Many of us have the urge to rejuvenate with a good spring cleaning, so why not refresh our oral habits for a brighter smile? Toothbrush Spring is the perfect time to replace old… Read more »

Baby Teeth 101

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Your baby’s teeth and gums need tending even before their first dental visit, which should take place by their first birthday, or six months after their first tooth erupts. Before then you can clean baby’s gums with a soft, clean washcloth and once the teeth begin erupting, brush the teeth gently with plain water several… Read more »