September 29, 2017
If there is any evidence of a “sure thing” in tooth replacement, dental implants have to be it. They have a remarkably high survival rate of >98%, according to the American Association of Endodontists. And dental implants also offer a wealth of benefits, not the least of which is a healthy, confident smile.
August 15, 2017
It’s all too easy to take your gums for granted, but that pink tissue that holds your teeth in place is vital to your oral health — and even to your overall health. Gum disease is a serious condition that can put a damper on all aspects of your life. Your dentist in Allen explains how it develops and why you should never ignore its symptoms.
June 21, 2017
Just ask anyone who has ever had to deal with a loose or ill-fitting denture and they will tell you — it’s the worst. The stress that your teeth will slip around when you’re enjoying a laugh with friends, or the discomfort of trying to eat a meal with teeth that just don’t fit the way they should… it can be difficult to live with a traditional denture. Fortunately, your dentist in Allen offers a wonderful solution with implant dentistry. By surgically placing a sturdy foundation of dental implants, we can help you enjoy a stable smile for a lifetime to come.
March 30, 2017
You’ve been experiencing some tooth pain for the past few months, but you never thought it was any reason to call the dentist. Even when the pain started to get severe, you just rubbed some numbing gel on it and called it a day. But, now you’re starting to notice gray and black discoloration within the crevices of your tooth. Avoiding the dentist for tooth pain is never a good choice for your dental health, but once you start seeing physical signs of tooth decay your oral health could really be in jeopardy. What options do you have once you’ve realized you have a dying tooth? Your dentist in Allen at St. Ryan Dental Group can help you to explore the best options to get your dental health back on track.
October 31, 2016
Dentistry is constantly evolving, and the best dentists keep an eye out on the latest advancements in the field. Your dentist in Allen has outfitted Ryan Dental Group with modern tools and tech to provide you with the very best dental experience.
July 25, 2016
Missing teeth impact your life in so many ways. Eating the foods you normally enjoy becomes a challenge because you can’t chew properly. Talking and smiling in front of others becomes difficult when you feel self-conscious. Your oral health also begins to suffer, as missing a tooth puts you at a higher risk for more tooth loss. The good news is that you have many options available for replacing your missing teeth that your dentist in Allen, TX will discuss.
April 20, 2016
Those unsightly metal fillings that made your teeth look grey are mostly a thing of the past, as most dentists these days are choosing to exclusively offer tooth colored fillings. While they hide the fact that you’ve had dental work done, what are tooth colored fillings actually made of? Are they as durable as the metal fillings of old? Your Allen, TX dentist answers all of your questions about tooth colored fillings!
January 3, 2016
Preventive dentistry services in Allen, TX promote strong teeth and healthy gums. Read about what Ryan Dental Group offers patients of all ages.
Preventive dentistry focuses on avoiding gum disease, dental decay and the problems related to poor bite and jaw alignment. Drs. Michael Ryan, Laura Ryan and Meredith Davis of Ryan Dental Group want their Allen, TX patients to enjoy the best oral and overall health possible. So, they focus on preventive dental services which keep mouths healthy for the long term. (more…)
May 24, 2015
Like nails on a chalkboard, the sound of grinding teeth can send chills down your spine. And if that sound should happen to be coming from the person sleeping next to you—or from a child in the bedroom across the hall—then teeth grinding can interrupt your peaceful night of sleep. And that’s saying nothing about what’s happening to the person doing the teeth grinding or clenching! If you know someone who grinds their teeth, or if you suspect that you suffer from this habit, then call the office of Ryan Dental Group in Allen, TX. We can prescribe a custom-fitted nightguard that will help everyone get back to sleep.
Other than your bed partner telling you that you grind your teeth, other signs include waking up in the morning with a headache, neck pain or sore face muscles. In addition, if you’ve been grinding and clenching you teeth for some time, you may even notice that some of your teeth are unusually worn or even chipped.
Teeth grinding and clenching may be caused by stress and anxiety, but another common cause is an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. At Ryan Dental Group, where you’ll find the dentist Allen residents turn to for all of their dental needs, we will examine your mouth and jaw for these signs of bruxism—the dental term for teeth grinding and clenching—and recommend a course of treatment.
A Nightguard for a Peaceful Night of Sleep
The most likely and most convenient treatment is a custom-fitted nightguard. This plastic oral appliance is worn at night and literally creates a barrier between the teeth of your upper and lower arches, so you cannot grind and clench. The aches and pains in your head, neck and face will melt away. A nightguard can also be used to relieve the painful symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. We also recommend wearing a nightguard if you have crowns or veneers on any of the teeth in the anterior portion of your mouth. The nightguard will protect these tooth restorations from cracking or chipping, too.
Call Our Office Today
If you’d like to learn more about how a nightguard can stop the teeth grinding and clenching that may keeping others awake and causing you to have headaches, then schedule an appointment at Ryan Dental Group. We are the general, restorative and cosmetic dentist for everyone in Allen, TX, Lucas, Parker, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and the surrounding north Texas communities.
January 22, 2014
Recently, we did a post on preventive dental care, which is important for enjoying good oral health. Today we’d like to focus on a similar service—dentistry for children. Like adults, children need preventive care. At Ryan Dental Group in Allen, TX, you’ll find help for both you and your little one.
When should my child start seeing a dentist?
Your child should see a pediatric dentist as soon as her first tooth comes then. Then, once your child is around the age of three, you can start bringing her to appointments at Ryan Dental Group. Going to the same dental office for checkups and procedures makes dental care more convenient, and turns visits into a family experience that will reduce any feelings of anxiety your child might feel.
Dr. Laura Ray is happy to help children prevent and treat cavities, gum disease, and other common oral health problems. One way she can help is with dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Dental sealants physically protect teeth from bacteria and plaque, the ingredients behind decay and gum disease. Meanwhile, fluoride supplements strengthen enamel and decrease the likelihood of your little one developing a cavity.
Dr. Laura Ryan can also teach your child about brushing and flossing. This is important. When children learn healthy habits early on, they’re more likely to stick with them as they grow.
Is it time for your child’s next appointment?
Call Ryan Dental Group in Allen to schedule an appointment with Dr. Laura Ryan. We offer exceptional children’s dentistry to patients from Lucas, Parker, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and surrounding communities. We look forward to helping your entire family smile.