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.
January 10, 2014
From time to time, everyone needs help with restorative dental care. The purpose of restorative dentistry is to improve health and wellbeing but also confidence. After all, it takes a full, healthy smile to enjoy a nutritious diet, speak clearly, and to share your smile with loved ones and strangers alike.
But which of our services might be right for you? That will depend entirely on your needs and your medical history. At Ryan Dental Group in Allen, we offer the following restorative dentistry services:
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Root Canals
- Crown and Bridge
- Dentures and Partials
- Dental Implants
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
With this broad range of services, Drs. Laura and Michael Ryan can help patients treat cavities, repair broken teeth, and fill in gaps. But of course, not every service is right for every patient. During a consultation visit with Dr. Laura Ryan or Dr. Michael Ryan, we can assess your health, determine your needs, and create a personalized plan based that takes your medical history into account. If you have any questions about the plan we create, our Allen team will be happy to answer them.
Make 2014 the year you restore your smile’s appearance and functionality with restorative dentistry. Call Ryan Dental Group in Allen today to reserve an appointment with Drs. Laura and Michael Ryan. Our friendly, experienced team serves patients from Lucas, Parker, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and nearby communities.
We look forward to helping you!
December 18, 2013
We know what you might be thinking–am I really a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry? The answer is yes! Cosmetic dentistry is for anyone who looks in the mirror and sees embarrassing stains, chips, cracks, or other kinds of imperfections.
Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group are eager to help you transform your smile and experience a newfound sense of confidence. Offering services like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, plus restorative and tooth replacement services, we’re confident we can create the healthy, dazzling smile you’ve been dreaming of.
We’ll start working on your treatment plan just as soon as we’ve had a chance to assess your health and your needs with an oral exam. We’ll also talk to you about your personal goals and answer any questions you might have about the cosmetic or restorative treatment process. Your final treatment plan will be the result of a close collaboration between you and Dr. Michael Ryan or Dr. Laura Ryan.
A simple service like cosmetic dental bonding will help us make small, quick repairs to your smile in a single visit, while more comprehensive changes are possible with porcelain veneers. As a prosthodontist with years of experience, Dr. Michael Ryan can bring an artist’s touch to crafting a beautiful smile through porcelain veneers and other kinds of dental restorations.
Of course, no cosmetic dentistry service is more popular than teeth whitening. Teeth whitening can be performed as a procedure unto itself, or in combination with almost any other cosmetic or restorative service offered by Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan.
Do you want to know if cosmetic dentistry is right for you? Call our Allen dental office today to schedule an appointment. Our dental office is convenient for patients from Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and other North Texas communities.
December 16, 2013
Regardless of what you may have heard, root canals get rid of your pain; they do not cause pain. An infected tooth not only causes an immense amount of pain, but can be more of an expensive investment down the road if nothing is done. At Ryan Dental Group, we want to make sure we take care of all of your dental needs, and Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan is able help you along that journey!
Having a root canal done not only helps in getting rid of your pain, but it also benefits your teeth. A root canal is performed when there is an infected or decayed tooth, and the decomposition has to be removed before it gets any worse. The doctors commence your root canal by accessing the infected tooth, and removing the pulp. When the tooth is infected, it also infects the pulp of the tooth, causing it to exacerbate. Once the pulp of the tooth is removed, our doctors will fill the tooth with a tooth-colored filling, and top it with a crown to prevent any further corruption. In the end, you’re left feeling refreshed and in better oral health!
When you leave your teeth infected, not only can your mouth get worse, but it can affect you in other areas of your body. By delaying getting a root canal, the bacteria infecting your teeth can enter your blood stream, possibly causing destruction to the rest of your body. It’s better to take care of your oral issues sooner rather than later or it may get worse! If you’re wondering how Dr. Laura Ryan or Dr. Michael Ryan can help you by performing a root canal, contact our office and make an appointment!
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. We see patients in Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.
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.