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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.

Take Care of Your Children’s Teeth with the Family Dentist Lewisville is Talking About

August 18, 2015

Boy brushing his teethAt Highland Village Family Dentistry, we want to help you take good care of your children’s adorable smiles. Dr. Ryan Thomas and his staff of dental hygienists and dental assistants know that if we can fill their early visits to the dentist with happy memories, then they are more likely to want to maintain a lifetime of good oral health. That’s why we’ve made our office a fun place for them. Our reception area has a play area. And when they see Dr. Thomas and his staff, you can be sure our treatment of your children is gentle and age-appropriate.

Give Your Little Ones The Gentle Dentistry Care They Deserve

July 5, 2015


At Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX, we care about the oral health of your children, period. There are many dental offices that don’t treat children, but we’re not like that. We encourage you to bring your young ones to our office so they can receive the best children’s dentistry treatment available in the area. Your kids mean the world to you, and we understand that you want them to get the best care possible. Our dental team with Dr. Ryan Thomas at the helm can help deliver fantastic results to your kids. A young child’s health is very important to maintain, especially when it comes to their oral health. Much like in adults, oral health is closely linked to overall health. Taking care of a child’s mouth is what we do best. You can trust your family’s smiles to us.

Outstanding Family Dentistry in Highland Village

June 16, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-467281791The Highland Village Family Dentistry moto is simple, “Honest, excellent dentistry,” and that’s what we provide to every customer on every visit. Our dedicated staff will ensure that you are comfortable and that your dental health needs are met effectively and efficiently. In Highland Village, TX our practice meets the oral health care needs of your whole family. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Thomas and our outstanding team.

Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff

Dr. Ryan Thomas has been practicing family dentistry since 2005. He has a unique background that makes him ideal to meet your dental health needs. Originally from California, he studied Russian at Brigham Young University, received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the New York University School of Dentistry, and practiced in New Hampshire before settling in Texas. In addition to completing his education in general dentistry, Dr. Thomas is also a trained and experienced orthodontist. Dr. Thomas brings his curiosity and knowledge of dentistry and people to his dental practice. Consistently completing 200 hours a year of continuing education, Dr. Thomas has proven his dedication to lifelong learning to provide the best possible oral health care for his patients.

Besides Dr. Thomas we have a dental assistant and a hygienist on staff. Both women are knowledgeable and experienced in providing outstanding dental care. They both pride themselves on learning who their patients are, treating them respect, and making every dental appointment comfortable. Dedicated to education, our assistant and hygienist will work with you to explain any concerns or procedures and answer your questions.

Because our office is brand new, we have the most up-to-date technology available. We invested in our future and yours by acquiring numerous dental technologies that are unavailable at most practices. We are especially proud of our Piezo ultrasonic teeth cleaning system and our digital x-rays. The Piezo ultrasonic teeth cleaning system quickly and efficiently removes calculus buildup while reducing discomfort. Our digital x-rays emit the lowest radiation and capture the most accurate image. Best of all, these x-rays integrate seamlessly into our digital record keeping system that ensures your personal health information is secure and always accessible.

Unbeatable Dental Health Services

Thanks to our friendly, skilled team and modern facilities, Highland Village Family Dentistry offers the best oral health care in the Metroplex. Our comprehensive oral care includes preventive, restorative, cosmetic and children’s dentistry as well as a full range of orthodontic options.

Preventive dentistry is the best tool we have for preventing dental health issues. Regular checkups allow our staff to screen for tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and TMJ. Additionally, at regular visits we are often able to provide same day treatment, or develop a treatment plan for chronic oral health issues like buxism (teeth grinding and clenching), TMJ, gum disease and more.

Restorative dentistry works to return your bite to its natural look and feel. Whether you need a crown, bridgework, or root canal, we’re here to help you get your smile back. We work with you to develop restorative treatment plans to fit your budget, schedule and dental health needs.

Our cosmetic dentistry treatments will make you feel like a movie star. If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and grimaced at your discolored smile, or hidden your crooked or gapped teeth from the camera, cosmetic dentistry from Highland Village Family Dentistry can help you develop and maintain and picture-perfect smile. Some of our wide-ranging cosmetic dentistry offerings include: teeth whitening, veneers, and clear braces.

Children’s dentistry and family dentistry are different than pediatric dentistry. Most children do not need to see a pediatric dentist, unless they have a serious dental health concern. However, choosing a dentist who can put your child at ease and offer knowledgeable care and treatment is essential to developing long-term dental health. Our office includes a children’s play area to help your child associate going to the dentist with having fun. Dr. Thomas is passionate about dental education at every age, and takes pride in teaching children about how to have a healthy smile for life.

Dr. Thomas is also happy to provide a full-range of orthodontics for your family. You don’t need to find a new doctor when you need to correct your bite. Our state-of-the-art office provides only the best orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces include custom made wires that straighten your teeth more quickly will less discomfort to correct your overbite, underbite, and tooth crowding and spacing.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Whatever your dental health needs, Highland Village Family Dentistry is here to help. Call today to schedule an appointment at our comfortable Highland Village office, or use our convenient “ask the doctor” page to find out more. We welcome patients from the DFW area including Flower Mound, Lewisville, The Colony and Argyle.

The Straighter Teeth You’ve Always Wanted: Orthodontics near Flower Mound, TX

April 23, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-Smiling bracesStraight teeth aren’t only more attractive; they’re vastly healthier than teeth that are crowded or otherwise misaligned. At Highland Village Family Dentistry, Dr. Ryan Thomas and his experienced team of oral health professionals offer state-of-the-art orthodontics to families in Flower Mound, Highland Village, and more, allowing our patients to enjoy the full benefits of straight, healthy teeth and more beautiful smiles.

Orthodontic Options in Highland Village, TX

When it comes to straightening your teeth and improving your overall oral health, we know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Your unique orthodontic concerns deserve close attention and personalized service. To ensure that your treatment is as fast, effective, and comfortable as possible, our office utilizes the proven power of all-digital orthodontics. This means that your braces or aligners are made just for you.

Our orthodontic services are capable of correcting a wide range of common misalignment and malocclusion issues, including:

  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Spacing problems
  • Underbite

Dr. Thomas is happy to offer both Invisalign clear aligners and the revolutionary Fastbraces system. At your consultation, we’ll discuss the advantages of each and determine which treatment best fulfills your needs. If you are interested in orthodontics for children in Flower Mound or the surrounding areas, you’ll be pleased to know that our office happily welcomes little smiles as well.

Straighter Teeth, More Confident Smile

Multiple studies have proven that men and women with straight, healthy teeth are perceived to be smarter, more confident, and more successful than those with teeth that are crooked, gapped, or crowded. With orthodontics from Highland Village Family Dentistry, you can enjoy all of the benefits of a healthier and more attractive smile in a way that suits your lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule your orthodontics consultation with Dr. Ryan Thomas and his team. Our Highland Village, TX dental office is privileged to serve the complete oral health needs of families from Lantana, Argyle, The Colony, Lewisville, Flower Mound, and beyond.

Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with Dr. Ryan Thomas

February 10, 2015

177817150Every February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), and our team thinks there’s no better time to emphasize the significance of pediatric dental care. Tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic childhood disease in America, but we can help prevent it. At Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX, Dr. Ryan Thomas and his caring, experienced staff offer a wide range of general dentistry services, including children’s dental care.

Forging a Solid Foundation for Future Smiles

Children who visit the dentist beginning at a young age tend to experience fewer oral health concerns as adolescents and adults. This is largely due to the fact that a good dental hygiene schedule sets the stage for pleasant experiences at the dentist’s office in the future. At your child’s first appointment, Dr. Thomas and his friendly team will ensure that he or she feels completely comfortable from the moment you walk in. Our practice is built upon the fundamental values of trust, family, and high-quality care, and we’re sure that you’ll be able to feel the difference; our practice is unlike any other in that we truly do treat each of our patients like family.

Your child’s dental health is a critical component of his or her overall wellbeing. Because tooth decay can lead to severe pain and damage if not treated promptly, it is important to schedule a routine dental checkup for your son or daughter at least once every six months. These visits not only help to keep little pearly whites clean, but also allow our team to catch small problems before they become more severe.

Schedule Your Child’s Dental Health Visit

Has it been more than six months since the last time your child visited our office? Perhaps you’re searching for the best children’s dentist in DFW and the surrounding areas, and this will be your first visit to our practice. Whether you are a new patient or have trusted Dr. Thomas for your child’s dental care for years, we can’t wait to see you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and learn more about what makes our practice stand out from the crowd when it comes to gently and properly caring for your child’s oral health. Located in beautiful Highland Village, TX, our office warmly welcomes families from throughout the surrounding Dallas communities, including Lewisville, Frisco, Plano, The Colony, Argyle, Prosper, Flower Mound, Lantana, and beyond.

Before Eating a Halloween Treat, Make Sure Your Child and Dentist Meet!

October 24, 2014

89793530Ask kids what they’re doing for Halloween and you’re likely to hear all about the costumes they’re planning to wear, the friends they’ll be trick-or-treating with, and the candy they will eat. And eat. And eat. Stop right there, please. A fun evening can quickly become a spooky nightmare if the candy gets out of hand. With this in mind, children’s dentist Dr. Ryan Thomas of Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX, offers the following tips for making sure your children’s teeth stay boootiful and healthy this Halloween.

  1. Make sure your children’s dental check-ups are up-to-date. Like you, they should see Dr. Thomas once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. And children’s teeth can be helped by fluoride treatments and sealants, in particular. Sealants are plastic coatings that are “painted” on molars to protect them from bacteria that causes tooth decay.
  2. Make a candy eating schedule and stick to it! If possible, don’t let the kids eat candy for snacks. Save the candy for mealtime when other foods are eaten, too. Plaque loves the acid that sweet treats produce. But when we eat other foods, the additional saliva in the mouth breaks down the sugars more rapidly, thus decreasing the amount of acid produced.
  3. When you check the kids’ candy, set aside the pieces that seem too hard or too chewy for little teeth. And if those teeth have braces, then it’s all the more important to make sure the candy they eat won’t damage their braces or their teeth.
  4. Chewing sugar-free gum can be a great alternative if your children can’t brush their teeth right after eating candy. Like food, sugar-free gum increases the production of saliva. Even better, sugar-free gum with xylitol has been shown to reduce tooth decay.
  5. This may go without saying, but make sure your children brush and floss after they eat their Halloween candy. Following up with a fluoride rinse made especially for children may offer an added dose of protection against cavities.

Call Our Office Today

Dr. Ryan Thomas and the team at Highland Village Family Dentistry want to help you and your family have a happy Halloween. So, schedule an appointment today and make sure everyone’s teeth are strong and healthy. We conveniently serve patients in Highland Village, TX, as well as the surrounding cities of Flower Mound, Carrollton, Plano, Frisco, The Colony and all of the DFW Metroplex.

Back to School Dental Checkups: Prepare Your Child’s Smile for Excellence!

August 10, 2014

140303575Your little ones have had a blast all summer, and now it’s time to head back to school for another fun-filled year. Make sure that your child’s teeth and gums are in excellent shape for the coming semester with general dentistry checkups at Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX. Dr. Ryan Thomas and his caring, experienced team specialize in offering effective, personalized care for your entire family, including preventive and general dentistry checkups and cleanings.

The Vital Importance of Back to School Dental Checkups

At your child’s general dentistry checkup with Dr. Thomas, we will take the time to thoroughly assess the health of each and every tooth, checking for the earliest signs of damage and decay. We will also evaluate your child’s gum health, offering suggestions and tips regarding good home hygiene as we go. Because we believe in building lasting partnerships with our youngest patients and their parents, you’ll always be kept apprised of your child’s oral health status. If we do find anything of concern, we’ll work with you to develop an effective treatment plan that fits your child’s needs and your lifestyle.

In order to prevent tooth decay (the most common childhood disease in America), we may recommend preventive measures like fluoride treatments and/or dental sealants. Sealants help protect teeth from invasive bacteria that cause decay, and fluoride remineralizes enamel to strengthen each tooth. Checkups like these also help to foster a lifelong love of good oral health, ensuring a bright future for your child’s smile.

Schedule Your Child’s Checkup Today

Contact our office today to reserve your son or daughter’s appointment with Dr. Thomas and our friendly, knowledgeable staff. As school gets underway and your schedule quickly fills with extracurricular activities and afterschool events, you’ll be glad you brought your little ones in to our office sooner rather than later. Our family-friendly office in Highland Village, TX warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas of North Texas as well, including Flower Mound, Frisco, Plano, The Colony, Lantana, Argyle, and beyond.

Comprehensive Children’s Dentistry in Highland Village Keeps Your Kids’ Smile Healthy & Happy

March 12, 2014

Dr. Thomas visits local schools, helping young children understand good oral hygiene habits.

Dr. Thomas visits local schools, helping young children understand good oral hygiene habits.

At Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX, Dr. Ryan Thomas and his caring, compassionate team understand the importance of making childhood dental visits special. These first experiences set the tone for a lifetime of pleasant dental visits and lasting oral health. That’s why we’ve developed an approach to pediatric dentistry that’s unique to the Flower Mound and Lewisville areas: it’s all about your child’s well-being, comfort, and happiness. Our reception area even includes a dedicated play area just for the kiddos!

Building a Foundation for Lifelong Oral Health

Tooth decay is the leading cause of tooth loss in children in America, making it a primary concern for any parent. Proper brushing and flossing at home are key components of your child’s oral hygiene routine, but they’re not enough alone to keep those pearly whites as healthy as they can be. Regular visits to Highland Village Family Dentistry allow Dr. Thomas to assess your child’s oral development, and to inspect teeth and gums for signs of potential trouble. Early and consistent treatment is the key to a beautiful smile that feels as good as it looks. To prevent oral health problems before they occur, we may recommend fortifying fluoride treatments and/or protective dental sealants.

Orthodontic treatment is another fundamental cornerstone of a healthy mouth. While most dental offices must refer their patients to an outside specialist for orthodontic braces, Dr. Thomas and his team perform these services right here under one roof. Straighter teeth aren’t only more aesthetically pleasing; properly aligned teeth are far less susceptible to decay and other problems that may become serious if untreated. As with any of our services, we’ll gladly answer any questions and address any concerns you, as parents, may have regarding your child’s treatment. We believe there’s no better companion to complete dental care than continuing patient education.

Children’s Dentistry You Can Trust

Whether your son or daughter is ready for his or her first dental visit, or is need of a check-up or orthodontic treatment, Dr. Thomas and his team are ready to help! From our conveniently located practice in Highland Village, TX, we happily welcome families from nearby communities in Lewisville, Lantana, Flower Mound, Argyle, The Colony, Corinth, and beyond. Contact our office today to reserve your appointment! We look forward to showing you and your little ones what a difference our dedication and fun, gentle approach can truly make.