Top Tips for Helping Kids Brush

Getting your child to brush his or her teeth for two minutes, twice a day can be quite a task. Simply setting a timer and supervising can be tedious for both child and adult!  At , we know that brushing can be fun. Here are a few tips to help move things along.    … Read more »

Root Canal Myth Busters

If you are nervous about a possible upcoming root canal, do not fear; you are not the only one to feel this way. But you should know that your fears might actually be based on some commonly perpetuated myths. Let’s take a minute and bust those myths with the power of truth: Myth: Root canals… Read more »

Don’t Let a Missing Tooth Take Away Your Smile

Is there a missing tooth in your smile that keeps you from smiling because of self-consciousness with the gap in your teeth? If this is the case, we are here to help! With the help of a dental crown restoration, we can bring back your smile confidence in no time. Dental caps, or crowns as… Read more »

How to Care for Your Smile When You Catch the Cold or Flu

Are you sick with the cold or flu? If so, our dental team is so sorry! We encourage you to rest so you can recover quickly. We also encourage you to keep your smile in mind while you’re blowing your nose or wrapping yourself in a blanket. The cold and flu illnesses can affect your… Read more »

How Scaling and Root Planing Can Help Your Smile

Normally when you visit our dentist for teeth cleaning, your teeth and gumline will be cleaned to prevent gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth which can develop when bacterial plaque and tartar build up. Scaling essentially removes this plaque and tartar. But what happens when you have advancing gum… Read more »

All You Need to Know About How to Have a Healthy Smile this Winter

The winter season could be a dangerous time for your smile and oral health, especially because of all the sugary treats available. However, if you keep your teeth and gums in mind and work on maintaining excellent oral health, you’ll be on the right track toward having a healthy winter season. So, to help you,… Read more »

Nail Biting: The Facts

You may think biting your nails only affects your nails, but did you know that chewing your nails can actually damage your teeth? Fortunately, your nails can grow back, but the damage to your teeth may need professional help before it can be reversed. Your nails are the dirtiest part of your hands and are… Read more »

Orthodontics, Braces, and You

Do you take immaculate care of your teeth, but still end up unfairly judged because they are misaligned, or have uneven spacing? Does it seem like no matter what you do, your peers still accuse you of not caring for your teeth? Sadly, many individuals, through no fault of their own, suffer from “bad bites.”… Read more »

The Commitments that Make Your ADA Dentist Unique

The American Dental Association is an organization that helps our dentist, Dr. Scott A. Ervin, provide the best possible service for our patients in Terrell, Texas and the surrounding communities. In fact, there are five promises that the ADA encourages our dentist to make, and these promises are: No. 1: Respect a patient’s wants and… Read more »

A Retainer After Getting Braces Will Help Keep Your Smile Straight

You’ve done it. You finished your time with braces and now you have a beautifully straight and even smile. Dr. has checked that your mouth is functioning well, and now it’s time to remove the braces! Now it’s time to make sure that progress stays by using a retainer. The periodontal ligaments that anchor your… Read more »