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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.
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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.
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Your Oral Health and Overall Health Go Together Like Peas and Carrots

September 18, 2015

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Having great oral health encourages good overall health.If you didn’t know already, your oral health is closely linked to your overall health. It makes sense. Anything going on in your body is usually a result of something else that has happened. The human body is a very complex, yet amazingly efficient system. In most cases, things seemingly repair themselves, but when it comes to your oral health, you need assistance. There are many dental issues that can leave your overall health hanging in the balance. Our job is to help keep your oral health in tip-top shape so your overall health can reap the benefits.

Everyone knows where to get some of the best dentistry treatment in Highland Village, TX. Our dental staff wants you to know how important it is to keep your oral health in the best shape it can possibly be. When your oral health is in good shape, you’ll notice how well your overall health will become. Foregoing treatment is one of the worst mistakes you can make as it can have devastating effects on your overall health. If you’re ready to start living life with the best oral health ever, it’s time to pay us a visit and practice great dental hygiene. Dr. Thomas is the dentist Highland Village residents can trust. He’s also the dentist Lewisville, Denton, Lake Dallas and other communities trust.
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Straighten Your Child’s Teeth Using Our Orthodontic Services

September 10, 2015

Help turn your child’s teeth into a beautiful work of art with orthodontic treatment.When you see a smile that is beautifully straight, does it elicit a feeling of jealousy or awe? Getting a perfectly straight smile may have seemed like a pipe dream way back in the day, but now it’s easier than ever. Forget traditional braces of the past, we’re straightening smiles the way the 21st Century demands. Your child can benefit greatly from our state-of-the-art orthodontic services. If it’s a beautiful smile you seek for your kids, look no further than Highland Village Family Dentistry.

Our Highland Village, TX office is unique because our general dentist, Dr. Thomas, also happens to be our orthodontist. It’s very convenient for you to receive our orthodontic treatment simply because you can get it all done in the same place. You don’t have to worry about visiting another office for orthodontic treatment. Everything you need is right here. We make a living of helping patients of all ages achieve the straightest smiles of their life. Your son or daughter’s smile can get the same results when you partner with us. It’s orthodontics Highland Village residents can benefit from.
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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.
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Your Smile Can Sparkle Again with Our Fantastic Cosmetic Dentistry Services

July 22, 2015

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Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular areas of dentistry today. Think about it – these fantastic services can help anyone get the smile of their dreams, sometimes in just one office visit. Dr. Ryan Thomas and the rest of our dental staff are committed to giving you a smile that can turn heads in all the right ways. Our Highland Village, TX office can turn your smile around and give it the shine you’ve always desired. Whether it’s whitening treatment that you need or want a few teeth replaced that have been damaged due to cracks, fractures or a dental emergency, we can offer services that will get your smile looking and feeling beautiful once again. If you want to achieve a knockout smile, take advantage of our excellent cosmetic dentistry services.
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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.

Invisalign® for Beautiful Smiles in Highland Village, TX

May 10, 2015

Shutterstock InvisalignThere just seems to be more things to smile about during summer. The get togethers with family and friends, the slower pace, and the fun outdoor activities such as baseball games, pool parties and picnics. If crooked teeth keep you from openly smiling, then consider Invisalign from Dr. Ryan C. Thomas at Highland Village Family Dentistry in Highland Village, TX. Straighten your teeth this summer with Invisalign and you’ll be ready to smile from ear to ear next summer.

Invisalign is perfect for adults who want to straighten their teeth with orthodontics, but don’t want the look of traditional metal brackets and wires. Why is Invisalign perfect? Because Invisalign, as the name suggests, straightens almost invisibly. With clear plastic BPA-free aligners, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth into proper alignment and hardly anyone will notice the process. Moreover, without the hassle and irritation of metal, you’ll hardly notice these clear braces in your mouth. And when it’s time to eat or brush and floss your teeth, simply remove the aligners.

Invisalign Highland Village Trusts

Dr. Thomas is well-experienced in orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. If you and he decide that Invisalign is right for you, then we will begin treatment by taking impressions, photos and x-rays of your teeth. These are sent to the Invisalign lab, which develops a 3-D image of your teeth and your bite. Dr. Thomas uses this to develop a treatment plan that will show you the results of your treatment before you even begin.

You’re custom designed aligners arrive as a series of sets, one for your upper arch and one for the lower. Wear each set for about two weeks and then move on to the next set. As you advance through the series, you’ll begin to see your teeth move into their proper position. In about a year, you’ll have the straight smile you’ve always wanted. So with Invisalign, Flower Mound can be smiling pretty next summer!

Call Our Office Today

To schedule a consultation and learn more about Invisalign, Lewisville can call Highland Village Family Dentistry. 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.

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.

The Simple Test that May Save Your Life: Oral Cancer Screening in Highland Village, TX

March 23, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-178361153Next month is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we’d like to take some time today to discuss the importance of oral cancer screening at Highland Village Family Dentistry. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 43,250 men and women in America will be newly diagnosed in 2015. Only about half of those diagnosed will go on to live for another five years. Fortunately, oral cancer screening does help. With testing and treatment for this life-threatening condition, dentists and oral surgeons are helping mitigate the impact of oral cancer every year.

Common Symptoms of Oral Cancer

One of the most dangerous aspects of oral cancer is that it can go unnoticed for months before it begins causing visible or tactile symptoms. This is why screening is such a significant facet of general and preventive dentistry. When symptoms do appear, they typically include one or more of the following:

  • Sores anywhere in the mouth that do not heal after two weeks
  • Difficulty speaking, chewing, or swallowing
  • Any odd sensations, such as numbness, tingling, or persistent hoarseness
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Lumps or a thickening of tissue anywhere in the mouth
  • The appearance of white and/or red patches, frequently found under the tongue or along the lining of the cheeks

It is important to remember that oral cancer is most successfully managed when detected and treated in its earliest stages. Because the first signs of this aggressive disease are often difficult or impossible to see by yourself, oral cancer screenings with your Highland Village dentist are critical to continued oral health and overall wellness.

Schedule Your Oral Cancer Screening Today

The American Dental Association recommends that a thorough oral cancer screening be performed at least once per year during a periodic oral exam. If, of course, you notice any of the above symptoms or any other abnormalities, please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas. Our team genuinely looks forward to providing you with exceptional care in a warm and welcoming office environment that makes you feel right at home.

Conveniently located in Highland Village, TX, our family-friendly dental practice is privileged to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Frisco, Plano, Prosper, Flower Mound, The Colony, Argyle, Lantana, and beyond.

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