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 »

Best Practices For A Healthy Smile in Lake Jackson

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Even if you value a healthy smile in Lake Jackson, it’s easy to become somewhat lax about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In today’s article, our goal is for you to assess where you stand and look at whether you could step it up a notch. Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and… 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 »