February 28, 2014
For many patients, teeth grinding is a natural response to stress. What’s more, those who struggle with this problem—the medical term for it is bruxism—often have the most trouble while they’re asleep. This can have a devastating impact on oral health. Over time, the pressure and motion of bruxism can cause the surfaces of teeth to become worn. The muscles and tissues around the jaw can also become damaged.
Thankfully, patients who struggle with bruxism don’t have to live with their uncomfortable symptoms. With a custom-made nightguard from Ryan Dental Group, patients from Allen and beyond can sleep through the night without grinding their teeth.
Your treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Michael Ryan or Dr. Laura Ryan. During your appointment, we’ll look at the condition of your teeth and talk to you about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Your nightguard will be custom-made for you, and we have many different kinds you can try; if one doesn’t work, we can see if another one will help you. We can also talk to you about relaxation techniques that can help you deal with stress.
Do you want to experience relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of bruxism? Call Ryan Dental Group today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Michael Ryan or Dr. Laura Ryan will meet with you, get to know you, and talk to you about all your treatment options. Our Allen dental office is happy to treat patients from Dallas, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and nearby areas.
January 15, 2014
At Ryan Dental Group in Allen, TX preventive care is an elemental part of what we offer. After all, everyone needs it. From the moment we get our baby teeth as children we’re vulnerable to the most common of oral health problems. With preventive dental care, the goal is to diagnose and treat these common problems as soon as possible so they don’t become serious.
A preventive dental visit has two important components. The first is a cleaning. With a cleaning, we have a chance to clean and polish your teeth to remove bacteria and plaque—the two ingredients behind problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Brushing and flossing at home can help you control these, but even the best home-care routine isn’t enough to keep the mouth as clean as it needs to be.
A preventive dental visit will also include an oral exam by Dr. Michael Ryan or Dr. Laura Ryan. During every oral exam, Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan will perform a tooth-by-tooth exam to look for the most common oral health problems. They’ll also look for signs of TMJ dysfunction, teeth grinding, and oral cancer. If anything is found during your exam, our Allen dental team can start putting together a treatment plan for you right away.
A regular visit will also include advice from our team on how to care for your teeth between visits. We recommend that patients brush at least twice a day, but preferably after every meal. We also recommend flossing at least once a day and using a good mouthwash. An antibacterial mouthwash will help you reduce the presence of bacteria in your mouth while a fluoride-based mouthwash will strengthen the protective enamel on your teeth.
Is it time for your next preventive dental visit? For optimal oral health, you should see a dentist and oral hygienist twice a year. Call Ryan Dental Group today to schedule your first appointment for 2014. We serve patients from Allen, Parker, Lucas, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and beyond.
December 12, 2013
Regular dental care is essential. Your Allen general dentists recommend coming in twice a year for regular care. Why so often? Because not even the best home care routine offers complete protection from the most common oral health problems, like gum disease and tooth decay. During a regular visit, your Allen general dentist will look for signs of these and other problems, in addition to giving your teeth and gums a thorough cleaning.
But general and preventive care is about more than just checkups and cleanings. When you come to Ryan Dental Group for care, you’ll find that we offer a comprehensive range of services for a wide variety of needs.
Our general dentistry services include:
- Sedation Dentistry
- Periodontal Therapy
- Children’s Dentistry
- Nightguards, Athletic Mouthguards, and Snoreguards
During a regular visit, your general dentist can help you understand your current oral health needs and answer any questions you might have.
If we find anything that requires advanced care, we can begin working on a treatment plan immediately. Every plan we put together at our Allen general dental office will be custom-made to meet the unique needs of our patients. With these services, plus our selection of cosmetic and restorative services, patients can get the care they need for a wide variety of issues.
Has it been more than six months since your last visit with your Allen general dentist? Call Ryan Dental Group today to reserve your appointment. We serve patients from Lucas, Parker, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and beyond.
November 27, 2013
Welcome to the Ryan Dental Group blog! We genuinely appreciate your interest in your practice, and we make it our top priority to deliver the best dental care to our patients.
Run and owned by Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan, we pride ourselves in being a family practice. From the moment you walk in to our office, we pamper you with pillows, blankets, and music, making you feel relaxed and at home. Being a BBB accredited business, there is no doubt you are in excellent and safe care.
We offer a wide variety of services here at Ryan Dental Group, so all of your needs are met. With cosmetic dentistry, we offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, as well as replacements. If you anxieties about going to the dentist, no worries, we offer sedation dentistry to calm your woes. Children are welcome, as we also provide children’s dentistry to get your child on the right path for oral health.
Taking advantage of the newest and best dental technology, we offer digital X-rays for precision and accuracy. Better than that, using digital X-rays means exposing you to less radiation! We also use intraoral cameras to get a full view of the status of your teeth. We are a paperless practice, being able to pull up your records effortlessly, and wasting less paper!
We offer a wide variety of payment options, from Care Credit to credit. At the end of the day, everyone here at Ryan Dental Group is here to make sure you have the best dental experience possible. We know we’d be nothing without our clients, both new and old!
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, and Plano patients find our North Texas dental office convenient and well worth the trip!