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To avoid gum disease and tooth decay, patients need to be aware of how much time they spend protecting their smiles with preventative care. Brushing the teeth alone cannot maintain a healthy smile. Instead, patients should take a proactive approach to dentistry to achieve and maintain oral health and wellness. Part of taking care of the smile is visiting regular dental checkups and x-rays with a McKinney, TX area dentist. Dr. Ryan Thompson and his team at Thompson Dental are committed to providing patients with routine care to ensure improved oral health.

Why are dental checkups important?

While brushing and flossing after every meal can significantly reduce a patient’s risk of developing periodontal disease or tooth decay, it is not the only way to keep the smile healthy. With routine checkups at a dental office, patients can have x-rays done along with a physical evaluation by Dr. Ryan Thompson to determine if a patient needs further treatments. Many conditions that are caught early can successfully improve with dental intervention. Cavities forming can be treated as soon as possible to keep them from becoming more extensive, more expensive problems. Patients who have the starting signs of periodontal disease can have it treated before it becomes an irreversible issue.

Why should a dental hygienist clean my teeth?

Even the most diligent brushers and flossers may find that there are areas of the smile where the toothbrush and floss can be difficult to use, such as the molars near the back of the mouth. That is where the benefit of professional cleaning can help. Dental hygienists have the instruments available to remove plaque, tartar, and calculus from the teeth where a patient cannot.

Schedule your upcoming checkup with the team at Thompson Dental

Dr. Ryan Thompson of McKinney, TX, is pleased to provide patients with solutions for their smiles that can help them achieve good oral health and wellness, as well as beauty. If you need a dental cleaning and examination, we invite you to book an appointment with our Thompson Dental team. Call (972) 366-7743 today to request a visit at our facility, conveniently located in Suite #100 at 1550 South Custer Road.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Thompson and his team at Thompson Dental
Dr. Ryan Thompson


Dr. Ryan Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management from Texas A&M University. After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force for a year while completing his Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency. Before opening Thompson Dental, he spent two more years as a dentist in the Air Force and worked as an associate dentist in Sherman, Texas.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and North Texas Dental Society. He enjoys looking after the dental health of the communities in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Plano, and Prosper and has also volunteered for several international dental mission trips.
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