July 24, 2019
Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) are the result of adaptive patterns that develop from habitual improper movements. The abnormal patterns can impact the proper growth, development, or function of the orofacial structures. As a result, OMD often co-occurs with speech and swallowing disorders. Without early intervention, it can directly or indirectly lead to a variety of symptoms, such as complications with breathing or chewing. The habitual patterns can also cause dental problems, like malocclusion issues. Your holistic dentist in Southlake can explain how myofunctional therapy resolves the concerns to improve overall quality of life.
July 10, 2019
You probably spend little time thinking about your teeth, but they are more interesting than you might believe. You know they are necessary for chewing, speaking, and smiling, but there are also uncommon facts about your mouth that are quite fascinating. Here are 5 fun facts you may not know about your smile from your family dentist in Southlake.
March 20, 2019
You know your heart health is vital to your overall well-being. Eating a balanced diet and living a healthy lifestyle positively impact your cardiovascular system, but did you know there is another factor that is equally influential? Nitric oxide is critical to ensuring healthy heart functions. If you have insufficient amounts, it can lead to a variety of complications. Based on your nitric oxide levels, it can alert your holistic dentist in Southlake to potential dental issues, like gum disease.
August 20, 2016
Our teeth, gums, and other oral tissues don’t exist on their own — oral health greatly affects and is affected by your whole body health. You want a family dentist who takes overall well-being into consideration. Holistic dentists are on the rise, and Dr. Thomas is the holistic family dentist Southlake trusts with its smiles. Learn about the practice and how it can benefit you and your loved ones this year, and for many more to come.
May 16, 2016
When you brush and floss your teeth at night and in the morning, you are helping to protect your teeth against the dangers of tooth decay and gum disease. But what do you do to protect your teeth against the dangers of physical injury? Whether caused by bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) or impact during athletic play, an injury to one of your teeth can be very serious and damaging to your smile as well as your oral health. With mouth guards, Southlake residents can prevent possible tooth injury. Read on to find out how Dr. Thomas at Enclave Dental can help you preserve your beautiful smile.
April 15, 2016
Iodine has widely been used in the medical field due to its antiseptic properties, but now the use of iodine in dentistry is becoming increasingly prevalent. In fact, it’s now said that iodine can be more beneficial than fluoride when it comes to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. At Enclave Dental, we take dental health seriously, which is why we want to raise awareness about the benefits of iodine when visiting a dentist in Southlake.
March 3, 2016
Any type of cancer screening involves looking for cancer before any symptoms are present. With oral cancer screening, this examination is particularly important for two reasons. First, oral and throat cancers are highly treatable and curable when then are caught early. And second, because the five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with an oral or pharyngeal cancer is only slightly higher than 64 percent, early detection is critical.
At Enclave Dental, Dr. Thomas and her team are committed to not only your oral health, but your general health, too. That’s why your Southlake dentist conducts oral cancer screenings at each dental checkup.
January 7, 2016
At Enclave Dental we want you to be confident you are in the very best of care. One way we follow through with this commitment is by taking every possible measure available to protect our patients and staff from mercury exposure. Dental fillings that contain mercury ( also called amalgam restorations) and can cause significant exposure risks when being removed. (more…)
One of the fun things Dr. Thomas does at home and recommends for her staff and patients is the Chlorella Cocktail.
As a holistic dental practitioner, my view of each patient extends beyond the teeth and mouth, and takes into account each body system and how everything I do seeks to maintain balance and whole-body health. This means anything from using distilled water in our chairs, to using bio-compatible materials in procedures. It includes encouraging proper nutrition and keeping our patients SAFE from toxic chemicals. As we approach the new year oftentimes our thoughts turn towards improvement and “new beginnings.” This coming year let’s consider these resolutions in terms of CLEANSING and DETOXIFYING our bodies!
You have likely read on my website or in previous newsletters that my practice is committed to being “Fluoride Free” and “Mercury Safe” by treating patients without using heavy metals in our procedures. One of the biggest offenders is mercury, which is often used in fillings, and has long been known to contribute to a number of chronic diseases and certain acute neurological disorders of the body. Bottom line, it’s BAD. These days you will likely hear fillings referred to as amalgam, which is made in part with MERCURY. What many patients are not aware of is these mercury-based fillings can be more dangerous coming out than while inside their mouth! (more…)