What to do if Your Braces Are Bent or Damaged

While braces are made from durable metal brackets and wires, it is still possible for certain foods and activities to bend or damage key pieces of hardware. This is even more likely if you chew and gum or indulge in sticky or hard foods. This can bend wires, detach brackets and bands or even pull… Read more »

Keeping Your Pearly Whites Healthy While Wearing Braces

At the dental practice of Dr. Scott A. Ervin in Terrell, Texas, we are pleased to provide comprehensive orthodontic care for our patients wanting a straighter smile. If you are wearing braces, you will want to go the extra mile when caring for your pearly whites. Preventing plaque is important even without braces, but braces, wires,… Read more »

The Three Important Changes Orthodontics Has Made Over Time

To give you the most successful and positive orthodontic experience possible, orthodontics has taken advantage of modern technology and has made the treatment process easier and better for everyone. Throughout time, orthodontics has made the following improvements: Orthodontic appliances now are better looking In the past, braces were made of stainless steel and they were… Read more »

Fighting the Effects of Gum Disease

Your mouth is home to the hardest tissue in your whole body–the enamel on your teeth. But it is also home to some of the more delicate material in your body. Your gums are essential to maintaining great oral health, but they often fall prone to gum disease. And while the best way to treat… Read more »

All-on-4 Dental Implants: How Useful Are They?

If you’re missing teeth, there are a few things you can do. For instance, you may know about dental bridges, dentures, or implants, but have you ever heard of All-on-4 dental implants? If not, we recommend considering this restoration system to complete your smile. Unlike traditional implants, the All-on-4 system anchors your implants securely to… Read more »

Sensitivity in Teeth can be a Result of Enamel Erosion

On a microscopic level, the enamel of your teeth is made from a mineral crystalline structure. The density of the minerals determines the strength of the enamel. In an average day, the acidic foods and beverages you consume, as well as the natural processes of bacteria in the mouth can erode these mineral a microscopic… Read more »

Choosing the Right type of Braces for your Alignment Needs

In the past braces were seen almost as a rite of passage for adolescents that needed to have the teeth realigned for a smooth even smile that could serve them throughout adulthood. In more recent years, more and more adults have started wearing braces to help improve alignment of their smile and overall function of… Read more »

The 3 Reasons Why Having Braces as an Adult Isn’t That Bad

If you’ve passed your teen years without aligning your smile, it’s never too late! We want you to have the smile you have always wanted, and we’re happy to tell you that more and more adults choose to straighten their smile each day. So, if you’re interested in finally aligning your adult smile, we encourage… Read more »

Lingual Braces and Tooth-Whitening Products

Some people find lingual braces appealing because the brackets and wires are on the inside of the teeth towards the tongue. Braces are a serious investment in the cosmetic appearance or correction of your smile. Sometimes your teeth can develop mild surface staining that might have you wanting to seek out a tooth-whitening product. The… Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry: Beautifying Your Smile With Veneers

Are you tired of your unattractive, imperfect smile? If so, we have a way to help you! Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover your teeth and disguise the flaws in your smile. This cosmetic treatment is an easy, painless way of finally achieving the smile of your dreams, and it’s a perfect solution… Read more »