Bad Breath Causes

Have you been experiencing dragon breath? Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can be a real damper on your social life and self-esteem. If you are at a loss as to how what is causing your bad breath, never fear! Our dentist and team are excited to go... Read more »

Care for Your Smile by Learning About Dental Sealants

  You should never assume your teeth are safe simply because you're cleaning them well and eating the right foods. Even if you are doing everything right, it is possible that dental erosion is sneaking through due to harmful acids that may be occurring. Some individuals are just more susceptible... Read more »

Teach Your Smile New Tricks: Dentures

If you have any lost or missing teeth, it is essential that you have them replaced with an effective tooth prosthetic to ensure you have a complete smile once more. A highly effective procedure to consider is dentures. Whether you need a single tooth or need entire rows of teeth... Read more »

Fluoride Exposure Can Be an Important Part of Cavity Prevention

Acidic beverages and plaque acids from poor oral hygiene can have a gradual demineralization effect on your tooth enamel. As the mineral density of your teeth starts to degrade it can raise your chances of suffering from cavities as well as tooth sensitivity problems. Long-standing research has shown that exposing... Read more »

Maintain an Aging Smile With Effective Oral Care

As you age, your body undergoes many physical changes, and some of these occur in your mouth. Aging increases the risk of dental problems, and without effective oral care, your smile may be at serious risk. We are committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile by practicing proper dental... Read more »

Women at Risk

Portage, MI, Dentists, Community
Every year Scott Ellard Dentistry partners with an organization to give back to our community during the holidays. This year we have chosen Women at Risk International (WAR). Their mission is huge and we wanted to bring awareness to their organization. While Women at Risk International addresses a variety of... Read more »

The Situations When Tooth Extraction is Likely Necessary

Your dentist, Dr. Scott Ellard, wants you to have your natural teeth for a lifetime. However, unfortunately there are times when the teeth need to be extracted. This isn’t the most common treatment option, especially when your dentist always does everything he can to save the tooth, but sometimes it’s... Read more »

A Gentle Saltwater Rinse Might Help with Oral First Aid

Oral trauma can vary in source and severity. This could include trauma to soft tissues in the mouth, as well as chips, and fractures to one or more teeth. If you or someone nearby has just suffered a significant oral trauma, applying some basic first-aid measures can help manage discomfort... Read more »

My Wisdom Teeth Are Causing Swelling. What Do I Do?

Sometimes wisdom tooth impaction, injury, infection, and gum irritation can make the mouth swell, especially in the area where the wisdom teeth lay. This can cause extreme discomfort and even dental problems. So, as you may already know, it’s best to solve the problem right away. Our dentist, Dr. Scott... Read more »

Preserving Your Smile with Dental Bonding

Not all damage to your smile is catastrophic. Sometimes, your teeth may only have minor problems such as chips or discoloration. You may have a tooth that is too short, or that is improperly spaced. A simple and easy solution to your problem may be a dental bond. Unless you... Read more »