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 »

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 »

Do You Struggle with Bruxism?

Chronic tooth grinding has a medical term, and this is bruxism, a harmful habit that occurs most often during sleep and can be hard to detect. You could develop bruxism from a variety of risk factors, including stress, sleep apnea, using alcohol and tobacco and having a poor bite. To... Read more »