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 »

Teeth Whitening: The Effectiveness of Home Remedies

If you’re like thousands of other Americans, you’re seeking a way to brighten your smile. You may have heard of some do-it-yourself methods and want to know if they really work. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Scott Ellard Dentistry is here to offer you research-tested information on the... Read more »

A Small Area of Dental Attrition on a Front Tooth Might Be Repaired with a Composite Dental Filling

Minor alignment problems with the way your teeth meet can do more than leave you with an inefficient bite pattern and an imperfect smile. As time goes on the deviation can cause one tooth to gradually wear away the tooth enamel of another. With early detection, Dr. Scott Ellard might... Read more »

A Porcelain Dental Crown Is Often Used for Cosmetic Dental Restorations

An unappealing tooth in your smile can be unsightly and leave you feeling uncomfortable in social settings. This can often come in the form of an old discolored dental filling, a dental fracture, or discolored tooth enamel. Fortunately, Dr. Scott Ellard can quickly diagnose the nature and severity of the... Read more »

The Truth About Common Dental Myths

Dr. Scott Ellard and our dental team would like to shed some light on common dental myths to promote dental hygiene as well as dental awareness. Unfortunately, people believe what they see on the Internet, and it can lead to many dental issues. Myth No. 1: It’s normal to have... Read more »

Dairy-Free Calcium-Rich Foods

We’ve all heard that calcium is important for teeth. In fact, it is recommended that we eat 1,000-2,000 mg daily! Calcium helps sustain tooth enamel, the hard outer layer that protects the soft root of the tooth. To get the recommended daily dose of calcium, many people turn to dairy... Read more »

An Adventure with a New Set of Dentures!

Dentures are designed to improve your smile. They are tooth replacement treatments that fill out your facial structure in areas where you have missing teeth. It’s always an adventure with a new set of dentures! Consider the possibilities: - Dentures are the only form of tooth replacement treatment that is... Read more »

How to Treat Your Toothache

If a toothache strikes, you know you are in for a very long day or night. Knowing how to help your toothache could take the pain away and help you get back to your life. Here at Scott Ellard Dentistry in Portage, Michigan, our team is dedicated to helping you... Read more »

Causes of Sleep Apnea Are Varied and Wide-Ranging

Causes of sleep apnea are varied and wide-ranging. Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that is caused by obstructions in your airway or irregular and interrupted breathing patterns while you sleep. Over time, this can vastly increase your risk for many health disorders. Listed below are some likely causes... Read more »