We are excited to announce that we are back to a normal schedule!
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Our office will be one of the most sterile places you will visit! That was true before the COVID-19 crisis but we felt it is more important now than ever for our dental family to know. Additional precautions will also be taken to ensure the well-being and safety of our team and patients. They will include but are not limited to:
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  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Implementing digital forms/paperwork and payment options
  3. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols
  4. Having all patients rinse with Oracare (prescription anti-viral mouthwash) prior to any treatment
  5. Using advanced intraoral suction systems that drastically reduce aerosols
  6. Introducing medical grade H13 filters to enhance air particle filtration
These are just to name a few. At Elite Smiles, we will always have your best interest in mind to promote optimal oral and overall health. This starts with getting everyone's oral hygiene regimens back on track as SAFELY as possible.

We know many were affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those without dental insurance should not have to suffer, so that is why we have taken measures to decrease the price and have increased the discount of our in-house membership plan!

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 512-252-4655 or email us at info@elitesmilesdds.com
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Gum Disease

Gum disease prevention and treatment in Pflugerville ,TX

Oral health is about more than teeth. In fact, gum disease is one of the most common preventable diseases. The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) report that periodontal disease affects about half of adults age 30 and over, and more than 70 percent of those over the age of 65. While you might not even notice the early symptoms, gum disease poses a serious risk to your oral and overall health. That is why we make prevention and treatment a high priority here at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville in TX.

What is gum disease?

That question may sound simple, but the answer is quite complex, as there are many factors involved. The oral environment is actually a sophisticated ecosystem, with millions of microorganisms, some beneficial and some harmful. When the oral ecology is healthy and well balanced, beneficial bacteria flourish and harmful ones are kept in check.

If the oral environment becomes more friendly to harmful bacteria, they begin to proliferate. Your natural immune system recognizes a threat and tries to eliminate it. The human immune system is powerful, but unfortunately it can be inefficient. It not only attacks the problematic bacteria, but also healthy tissues and beneficial microorganisms. Dr. Tucker explains it as the immune response “burning down the entire forest to remove one bad tree.”

Gum disease has been associated with a host of serious medical problems, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Problematic pregnancies
  • Respiratory problems
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Many more

Prevention and treatment

Gum disease prevention is one of the many reasons preventive care is so very important. It begins with a minor gum infection, which your dentist or hygienist can easily recognize. For the mildest form of gum disease (gingivitis), treatment is minimal. Deep cleaning and diligent oral hygiene may be enough. Severe gum disease (periodontitis) can be more challenging, as the gums detach from teeth creating deep pockets that need to be disinfected. Without treatment, gum disease can cause irreversible damage to teeth, gums, bone, and the periodontal ligament, potentially resulting in tooth loss.

Get started todayThe best time to start taking care of your gums is now. If you don’t have gum disease, regular dental visit may help you avoid it. If it has already set in, we can begin treatment before any further damage occurs. Call Elite Smiles of Pflugerville at (512) 273-7790 for an appointment. 

Meet Pflugerville, TX Best Dentist Dr. Jordan Tucker, DDS

Dr. Jordan Tucker, DDS - Elite Smiles of Pflugerville

A graduate from West Virginia University, Dr. Tucker is renowned for his consistent ability to achieve the best possible results for his patients and surpass their expectations. An exceptional student at school, he received extensive training and education in oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics.

With over a half a decade’s experience in professional dental practice, Dr. Tucker still continues to update his wealth of knowledge on modern dental treatment methods and technology to ensure that he provides his services to the best of his ability. His specialties include full mouth rehabilitation, implant dentistry, cosmetic services and the management of dental anxiety in his patients. His approach to professional dentistry is a patient-centered one, where attention is paid to the client’s specific medical history, concerns and requirements as opposed to handing out a generic solution that is effective on most patients.

Dr. Tucker is a firm believer in building a trusting and comfortable relationship with his patients which will allow him to perform better at his work whilst aiming to make himself available to his clients as much as possible and is keen on taking an active role in their dental experience with him instead of delegating or handing down tasks.

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