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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Protecting Pflugerville, TX smiles with custom mouthguards

When we talk about protecting oral health, you probably think of brushing and flossing. However, the oral structure encompasses more than teeth, and bacteria is just one of many potential causes of harm. Oral appliances, usually called mouth guards, can help prevent jaw pain, injury, and much more. Dr. Jordan Tucker of Pflugerville, TX offers a couple of types of custom mouth guards.

Night mouth guards

This type of mouth guard essentially protects you from yourself. Stress is an unavoidable part of modern life, and it can result in unconscious self-destructive habits. One of the most common, known as nighttime bruxism, is clenching or grinding teeth while sleeping. Because you aren’t awake when it happens, you might not even know that you are doing it. You might feel symptoms such as soreness in the jaw area, and your dentist will certainly see the telltale signs of uneven and premature tooth wear. You have a finite amount of natural tooth structure. When it’s gone, it’s gone. That is why it is important to stop bruxism-related wear and tear before it gets worse.

Once bruxism is diagnosed, Dr. Tucker can make you a night guard, which is very customized for optimal fit. You simply need to wear it each night while sleeping, and it will stop the grinding. The potential benefits of night guards include:

  • Preserve remaining tooth structure
  • Stop the jaw pain and tooth soreness associated with bruxism
  • Avoid fractures and cracked teeth, which can be caused by grinding
  • Prevent veneers or other restorations from being damaged during sleep

Sports mouthguards

If you or your child plays sports, then you are probably familiar with athletic mouthguards. Popular “boil and bite” styles are sold at most major retailers and sporting goods stores. They serve a purpose but don’t offer the highest level of protection for intense contact sports, and they might not be the most comfortable thing to wear. A mouth guard from Elite Smiles of Pflugerville is individually made just for you, providing a much higher level of customization than boiling can.

Dr. Tucker strongly advises patients of all ages to take athletic protective gear seriously. He can speak from experience. As a former college football player, he knows very well how brutal contact sports are. The advantages of a professionally made, high-quality athletic mouth guard includes:

  • Precision fit offers the best protection against oral injury
  • Improved comfort means you can focus on the game without distractions
  • Studies have shown that the thickness of mouthguard material corelates to the level of protection

Guard against oral injury

Whether the threat to your smile is an intense contact sport, or your own habits during sleep, we can help. Give us a call at (512) 273-7790 and schedule an appointment today.

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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