Enclave Dental Blog
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!
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.
March 15, 2017
Periodontal (gum) disease affects the majority of adults today — and its effects are startling. The condition causes heart trouble, respiratory issues, and has been linked to premature birth and low birthweight. Fortunately, gum disease is fairly easy to prevent through good dental hygiene. But for patients who develop the condition, Dr. Preetha Thomas recommends ozone therapy, a non-invasive, non-surgical (and highly effective) treatment for gum disease.
February 21, 2017
What you eat has a significant effect on your overall health, and it’s no wonder that eating a big, heavy meal at lunchtime can make you feel sluggish for the rest of the day. Make smart dietary choices and you’ll notice a difference in your waistline… and in your smile? It’s true. Eating a variety of nutritious foods helps you enjoy better dental health, too. But you may not be aware of the biggest offenders for healthy teeth and gums — like your favorite granola bar or gluten-y pasta. Your Southlake dentist has some suggestions for small changes that can make a big difference for your smile.
February 13, 2017
February is the month of red hearts and paper valentines — but your family dentist in Southlake is spreading the love this February by celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month! How are you protecting your little one’s smile? Dr. Preetha Thomas has some tips to help your child smile happily and healthily for a lifetime to come.
January 25, 2017
Have you caught onto the oil pulling trend? Dr. Preetha Thomas, the holistic dentist in Southlake, highly recommends beginning the practice to benefit your oral health. Coconut oil is a popular choice, but you can use any number of oils — sesame and sunflower are two other options. Performed regularly, oil pulling can freshen breath, reduce your risk of cavities, and provide other benefits for your teeth and gums.