February 20, 2019
Thermography is an innovative technology that detects heat patterns and blood flow within your body using an infrared camera. It is often thought as an alternative to other scanning machines, like an x-ray or an MRI; however, the thermal imaging provides different information to detect certain issues, like inflammation or infection. Your physician uses the data to pinpoint areas of concerns. Your holistic dentist in Southlake can also read the charts to determine how specific factors can impact your oral health.
July 29, 2016
Did you know that energy flows throughout your body through channels that directly connect your mind and your body? The human body naturally contains channels where “chi” flows. These channels were first mapped by ancient practitioners, which is now known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. These channels are part of the meridian system, which essentially circulates energy throughout your body and soul. Through these meridians, all of your tissues and organs are connected to one another through energy. The proper balance of energy throughout the body is critical to the health of your body and soul. As your holistic dentist in Southlake, we’re here to help you understand the mind and body connection within your body.
June 6, 2016
When you think of turmeric, you most often think of a spice that’s popular in Asian foods. However, what you may not know is that the warm and bitter tasting spice is actually beneficial for multiple conditions as turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties. The natural benefits that come from the spice have made it widely used in various cultures throughout time as it’s said to aid conditions like arthritis, digestive problems, and skin irritations. However, turmeric has other areas it may benefit, such as gingivitis, oral cancers, and other aspects of oral health. As your Southlake dentist, we have everything you need to know about turmeric and the role it plays in inflammation.
May 6, 2016
Since the mid-1990s, probiotics have become popular among people looking for ways to improve digestive health. What are probiotics? Essentially, probiotics are bacteria that are good for your health and well-being. Up until recently, these do-gooders were mostly thought to improve a person’s digestive system. However, there is now reason to believe that probiotics can also play a significant role in helping to maintain good oral health, as well. Therefore, Southlake dentist Dr. Preetha Thomas would like to offer the following information about how probiotics can help you have a healthier mouth and smile.
March 25, 2016
Dr. Preetha Thomas cares for patients’ oral health just like she does her own family’s. As a mother of three, she never exposes her children to fluoride — and the same goes for you, too. Your Southlake Dentist is keenly aware of the dangers of the overuse of this mineral, and that’s why she’s committed to maintaining a completely fluoride-free practice here at Enclave Dental. Keep reading to learn more about fluoride, the risks of its use and how you can still prevent tooth decay… naturally.
February 26, 2016
Maybe you’ve heard a little bit about holistic dentistry, but chances are some unknowns still remain. If that’s the case, your holistic dentist in Southlake is in with answers to some of the most common questions surrounding the practice. Keep reading to learn more about how you can benefit from holistic dentistry with Dr. Preetha Thomas today!
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…)
November 4, 2015
One peaceful sunny morning on a beautiful tropical beach in southern India, a young girl watches the sunrise and listens to the steady, living rhythm of the waves breaking on the beach. She feels the calm connection between nature and body, and senses a natural balance amongst everything we call Life. She has been raised to appreciate the importance of nutrition and a holistic approach to health. In a thriving region that boasts India’s highest literacy rate and highest life expectancy, she has grown up observing several relatives practicing holistic medicine as both physician and midwife. These fundamental influences and life experiences set the young girl on a path that would lead her passion and her family halfway around the globe…
I, Dr. Preetha Thomas, was that young girl, who now owns Enclave Dental in Southlake, Texas. Several years after receiving my DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and serving multiple positions in both public and private sectors, including Dental Director, Faculty Consultant, and Clinical Instructor, my family and I found their way to North Texas and have been providing skilled, safe, holistic dentistry to patients ever since!
What sets Enclave Dental apart is our natural, holistic approach which seeks to always treat the underlying problem causing the symptoms, and eliminate the real cause, rather than just covering up the symptom. I take great care to use products and restorations that are METAL FREE and BIOCOMPATIBLE. My goal for every patient is to achieve whole body health!
My philosophy is, “What I do for my family, I do for my patients.” I am a mother of three children, and I do not expose them to fluoride, therefore, there is no fluoride used in our office. I am proud to offer my patients complete and wholesome care in a comfortable, spa-like environment and I want everyone to SEE AND FEEL the difference in natural, holistic dental care.
Please contact our practice today for check-ups, pediatric dentistry, and cosmetic & restorative dentistry. We look forward to welcoming you to the Enclave Dental family!
Embracing whole-body wellness,
Dr. Preetha Thomas, DMD