Enclave Dental Blog
October 18, 2017
Oral cancer — it’s probably not something you think about too often. But your dentist in Southlake suggests oral cancer might take up more of your headspace if you knew that it killed one American every hour. It’s causing more fatalities than ever before — and increasingly, oral cancer is affecting younger, healthier patients. So no matter your age, if you’re an adult, you need to be getting regular oral cancer screenings. Doing so could save your life.
August 22, 2017
Despite improvements in dental hygiene and increased access to oral care across the last century, tooth loss remains a significant problem for adults in the US and around the world. In fact, the majority of people over the age of 35 are missing at least one of their natural teeth. Dr. Preetha Thomas offers dental implants, a comprehensive response to tooth loss. Most dental implants are made of titanium — but your holistic cosmetic dentist in Southlake prefers ceramic. Keep reading to find out why.
August 15, 2017
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that what you eat plays a big role in your oral and overall health. Are you getting the right nutrients to support your teeth and gums? Even people who try to maintain a good diet can benefit from taking a supplement, or an extra boost of a certain vitamin or mineral, usually in pill form. Keep reading to find out which supplements are recommended by your holistic dentist in Southlake, Dr. Preetha Thomas.
July 26, 2017
You can’t put a price on a healthy, beautiful smile. Once we have helped you achieve complete oral health with quality holistic dental services, our team looks forward to discussing your options in cosmetic dentistry. Like porcelain veneers — they aren’t for everyone, but people who are interested in pressing the refresh button on their smiles love this popular treatment. Our community trusts Dr. Preetha Thomas as the holistic cosmetic dentist in Southlake!
July 22, 2017
Antibiotic overuse is a significant problem in our country, with an estimated 2 million antibiotic-resistant illnesses and 23,000 deaths occurring each year in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
June 20, 2017
You probably don’t think much about your liver, but as one of the largest organs in the body, your holistic dentist in Southlake wants to remind you it plays a vital role in your systemic well-being. Its biggest role is in your metabolic health. Your liver takes nutrients from the foods you eat, converts them into substances the body can use, stores these usable substances, then redistributes them as needed.
June 15, 2017
Are you concerned about an oral habit your child just can’t quit? If we’re talking about thumbsucking or mouth breathing, you shouldn’t worry too much — it’s nothing all that unusual. Like a fear of the dark or a love of pb & j, most children have at least one of these oral habits. The important thing is finding a solution before they affect the development of their smile. Your Southlake dentist, Dr. Preetha Thomas, provides help with habit-breaking appliances. Interceptive orthodontics may be necessary to guide the formation of the mouth, too.
May 31, 2017
If you have an autoimmune disease, you know the effects of your health condition can be far-reaching. These types of diseases affect the way your immune system reacts to the tissues and organs in your own body. Your holistic dentist in Southlake, Dr. Preetha Thomas, knows autoimmune diseases can have a significant effect on your oral health, and she considers each patient’s health status while creating treatment plans.
April 30, 2017
A frenum, or frenulum, is a small fold that keeps two tissues from separating or moving too far away from each other. They exist in several areas throughout the body, but the most commonly known frenums are beneath the tongue and under the upper lip. Babies are often born with frenums that are too tight, which then restrict the motion of the tongue and lip, inhibiting proper feeding and the development of the teeth and oral structures. An abnormal frenum causes a condition we call lip or tongue tie. It is corrected with a frenectomy, which Dr. Preetha Thomas specializes in at Enclave Dental.
March 23, 2017
Do you need a detox? If you’ve been feeling sluggish and your liver feels like it could use a break, the answer is yes. A detox is a classic of Ayurvedic medicine, which we’ve talked about before — and it helps to cleanse your body so that you feel as vibrant as you deserve to. Dr. Preetha Thomas, your Southlake dentist, does detoxes and recommends them to her staff and patients, too. Read more about why you should detox, when to do it, short-term vs. long-term detoxes, and which one we prefer below.