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My Teeth Moved After Braces – Do I Need Braces Again?

July 8, 2018

Happy dental patient in the dental chairIf you receive adequate orthodontic alignment and maintain appropriate retainer use, you shouldn’t need to worry about a need for orthodontic retreatment. Unfortunately, many patients struggle to keep up with their retainers and end up with smiles that shift back out of alignment following orthodontic treatment. There are a number of reasons this may occur and a few simple steps you can take to avoid shifting teeth. In this post, we’ll discuss causes of dental shifting and how you can prevent the need for orthodontic retreatment.

To Chew Gum…or Not To Chew? Ask a Dentist in Highland Village!

June 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 3:13 pm

Pieces of chewing gum next to mint leavesBelieve it or not, chewing gum has been around for ages…literally! Researchers believe that people started chewing gum in the Neolithic period, which began around 12,000 years ago. So what accounts for the universal appeal of chewing gum? For starters, chewing gum freshens the breath, not to mention that many people simply enjoy having something to chew on. But does chewing gum get the seal of approval from a dentist in Highland Village? The answer depends because chewing gum isn’t created equal – some varieties are beneficial and some are harmful. So, if you like chewing gum and want to know what to choose for great oral health, keep reading to learn more!


How Orthodontics in Highland Village Can Fix Your Relapsing Smile

May 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 6:10 pm

A woman covering her mouth.Orthodontics can be a difficult process, especially at a young age. When it’s finally time to take the hardware off and examine your new smile, it can be a life-changing experience. Unfortunately, this change won’t last forever if not properly managed.

So what are the most common factors that influence this shift as an adult? Keep reading to find out and learn how orthodontics in Highland Village can save your smile!


Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

April 27, 2018

Smiling woman in dental chair talking to dentistOral cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. It can affect patients of all ages, and contrary to popular belief, it is not limited to impacting the health of tobacco users. When a disease claims at least one life every hour and has a 50% mortality rate five years after diagnosis, it’s important that patients and doctors alike do their part to limit the impact of this disease. That’s why April has been dedicated oral cancer awareness month. We encourage patients to receive a screening for this deadly disease at least twice a year during dental checkups, and April is a good time to educate patients about the need for regular oral cancer assessments.

Which Type of Orthodontics in Highland Village is for Me?

February 14, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 3:48 pm

clear alignersWhen you look in the mirror, do you feel less than confident because your teeth are a bit crooked? Maybe you’ve had a gap in your smile that you’ve always wanted to get rid of. Either way, orthodontics in Highland Village may be the best way for you to improve the alignment of your teeth and boost your confidence. Learn more about your orthodontic options in this week’s blog post!


Invisalign Is the Orthodontics Treatment that Gives You Freedom

January 14, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 5:32 pm

smiling woman in sunlightTraditional metal braces are an effective, tried and true way to reposition crooked teeth and correct bite problems. However, they feel like a prison to some people because they come with a laundry list of dietary restrictions and a rigorous daily cleaning routine. Fortunately, there is an alternative choice that can straighten your teeth while providing you the freedom you want. Let’s see how Invisalign, a great option for orthodontics in Highland Village, lets you do and eat what you want while you’re moving those pearly whites into their proper places.


Fix Bite Problems for Good with Orthodontics in Highland Village

December 18, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 7:46 pm

A girl with braces.Most people are not born with a perfect smile. In fact, a majority of people will have at least one issue that could have long-term consequences if left untreated. Fortunately, thanks to orthodontics in Highland Village, you don’t have to worry any longer about your bite problems and/or crooked teeth.

Orthodontics are designed to fix many different issues, so don’t be too surprised if you find yours listed below. Today, we’re going to go into more detail about each of them and show how certain dental appliances can correct them. There’s no reason for you to not get the orthodontic care you deserve.


Try Invisalign in Highland Village for Custom Orthodontics!

November 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 9:25 pm

Invisalign clear braces Are you a professional that has worked hard to create and maintain your mature image? Although you want straighter teeth, you don’t want to taint your polished appearance.

Now, you don’t have to worry about that! Your local dentist offers Invisalign in Highland Village for you to achieve your dream smile without anyone even knowing you’re in the middle of an orthodontic treatment.


Straighter Teeth? Ask About Orthodontics in Highland Village.

October 2, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 9:28 pm

woman smiling happy straight teeth Your oral health should never be taken lightly, even if you have minor issues. They can quickly escalate!

That’s why it’s important to choose the right professional when considering fixing your smile, especially when it comes to orthodontics in Highland Village. Your local orthodontist has the training, resources, and personalized care that you need to correct a number of alignment issues. Learn more here!


Protect Your Smile from Acidic Foods while Eating Healthy

September 5, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr. Ryan Thomas @ 5:24 pm

Healthy foods on tableYou have heard the saying, “you are what you eat,” but did you know that this does not just apply to your overall health? The foods you consume also influence your teeth and gums. In some cases, you may believe that certain foods are healthy, like spinach or cranberries; however, they can actually be damaging to your smile because they are acidic. That does not mean that you must give up eating healthy. Instead, it is best to consider how the foods you eat will influence the health of your teeth when preparing your meals.

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