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 »

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 »

Why Invisalign® Isn’t Just for Your Smile’s Appearance

When it comes to aligning your smile, Invisalign® isn’t just for your smile’s appearance. It can accomplish much more than just straighter teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) found that an aligned smile actually improves your overall health. This is in addition to fixing oral issues incurred by an improper bite... Read more »

Keep Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape While You’re Traveling By Doing These Things

Many people see vacations as a break from life, which means they also take a break from their smiles. However, this is a big mistake. If you are one of these people, it’s time to consider doing otherwise. It’s important to take good care of your smile, even while you’re... Read more »

Dental Crowns and How They Can Benefit Your Smile

At Scott Ellard Dentistry, Dr. Scott Ellard and our team have assisted many of our patients in the Portage, Michigan area in bringing back their smile confidence with the help of crowns or 'caps'. Let’s take a look at some of the following ways your smile can benefit from a... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Scott Ellard Dentistry, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »