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The Role of CBCT Scanners in Holistic Dentistry

November 17, 2021

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Cone beam scanner for holistic dental office against neutral background

There are some widespread misconceptions out there about holistic dentistry. For example, some people think that holistic doctors are less concerned about science and technology than conventional practitioners — that is absolutely not true! In fact, holistic care depends heavily on advanced technology. For example, CBCT and holistic dentistry in Southlake go hand in hand. Let’s talk about how Dr. Thomas uses this technology to provide excellent care to her patients.


What Is Functional Orthodontics?

November 3, 2021

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Woman with healthy smile after treatment with functional orthodontics

When most people think of orthodontic treatment, they think of things like clear aligners and metal braces. While such methods certainly have their uses and can be quite beneficial, too many people overlook a different type of orthodontic treatment: functional orthodontics in Southlake. This blog post explains what functional orthodontics is and why it is so beneficial.


Discover the Detoxifying Benefits of Infrared Saunas

October 20, 2021

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Infrared sauna, may help with removing toxins from the body

“Detox” is a popular buzzword among health enthusiasts. Most people believe that detoxification methods actually remove toxins from the body, but that isn’t quite accurate. In fact, if your internal organs are healthy, they can remove toxins quite efficiently on their own. However, there are things you can do to enhance that natural process and promote your overall wellness. Dr. Preetha Thomas, an experienced dentist in Southlake, may recommend that you sit in an infrared sauna to boost your body’s detoxification powers.


The Fascinating Connection Between Gut Health and Oral Health

October 6, 2021

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Illustration of digestive system, from mouth through the intestines

The human body is a complex network of systems, all of which depend on each other to function optimally. The mouth is particularly important because it is one of the primary “gatekeepers” of your body, controlling much of what is allowed to affect your other systems. In this blog post, a holistic dentist in Southlake, Dr. Preetha Thomas, dives into some basic details of how your mouth can affect your gut health and vice versa.


Is Your Tongue Resting in the Proper Position?

September 22, 2021

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Woman sticking out her tongue, considering visiting holistic dentist in Southlake

The muscles throughout your body form a delicate network. When one muscle is not functioning as it should, it can adversely affect nearby structures. The tongue is no exception to this rule. Although it is a relatively small muscle, it can cause a range of problems if it does not rest in the proper position. Dr. Preetha Thomas, a holistic dentist in Southlake, is here to discuss how your tongue should rest, how you can identify signs of an improper tongue resting position, and what you can do to correct problems with tongue positioning.


The Remarkable Oral Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

September 8, 2021

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Happy mom sitting in bed, breastfeeding her baby

Whether or not you choose to breastfeed your little one is a personal decision. There are certainly many factors to take into consideration, including your health, your baby’s health, and more. If you do choose to breastfeed, you can expect your baby to experience some noteworthy benefits for their oral health and development. A holistic dentist in Southlake, Dr. Preetha Thomas, is here to explain exactly what some of those benefits are.


Ozone Therapy in Dentistry: Uses and Benefits

August 18, 2021

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Representation of ozone molecule for use by holistic dentist in Southlake

When you hear the word “ozone,” you probably initially think of the earth’s atmosphere and how the ozone layer protects us from the sun’s harmful rays. But did you know that ozone can also play a role in dentistry? Your holistic dentist in Southlake may use it to help you enjoy improved oral health. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what ozone therapy is, its applications, and its benefits.


The Remarkable Role of CO2 Lasers in Dentistry

August 4, 2021

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Illustration of laser dentistry in Southlake being used on gums

Dr. Thomas is interested in creating a comfortable, efficient, and conservative treatment experience for patients. In order to accomplish this goal, she has invested in some advanced technology, including a CO2 laser. What is laser dentistry in Southlake, what are its applications, and how can it benefit you? Continue reading this blog post to discover answers to these important questions.


Myofunctional Therapy Before and After Tongue Tie Release

July 21, 2021

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Woman sticking out tongue after tongue tie release in Southlake

Tongue tie is a potentially serious problem that can affect speech, airway development, facial appearance, and more. We often help patients, from infants to adults, cope with this problem by performing a frenectomy, otherwise known as tongue tie release in Southlake. If you are considering getting a frenectomy, either for yourself or your child, it is important that you understand how myofunctional therapy may play a role in the overall treatment process.


How Proper Oral Care Promotes a Strong Immune System

July 7, 2021

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Brushing teeth, following directions of holistic dentist in Southlake

With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic still fresh in our minds, many people have become more conscious about protecting their health. One especially important aspect of overall wellness is the immune system, which is responsible for fighting off infections. How can you keep your immune system strong? One way is by caring well for your oral health. Dr. Preetha Thomas, a holistic dentist in Southlake, is here to talk more about the mouth-body connection.

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