June 19, 2019
When you visit your dentist, it is common for them to focus on the issue at hand, such as gum disease. All too often, they overlook what may lay beneath the oral health problem, such as a systemic concern or complications caused by an infection. With the health of your mouth and body going hand-in-hand, you need a dentist in Southlake who treats the problem as a whole. Your holistic dentist focuses on your body overall, not just your dental health, to help you reach optimal well-being.
June 5, 2019
Your toothbrush is your first line of defense against preventable oral health issues, like gum disease. Although it is effective, there are areas it cannot reach. Flossing is the only way to clean the spaces. If you skip flossing, you leave as much as 40% of your teeth’s surfaces uncleaned. This significantly increases your risk of gum disease, which affects at least 50% of Americans. Your holistic dentist in Southlake recommends you floss your teeth every day to protect your gum health. Besides traditional dental floss, you could also use a Waterpik. Both are effective, but which one is best?
May 1, 2019
You have heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” You may think this only applies to your waistline, but it also includes your dental health. Your holistic dentist in Southlake encourages good nutrition to promote a healthy smile. Missing a key vitamin in your diet can have serious complications for your mouth and body. If you are experiencing certain oral health concerns, the answer may be as simple as changing your diet.
April 17, 2019
You may not put much thought into it, but nitric oxide is critical to the function of your body. In fact, you cannot live without it. Unfortunately, as you age your body may not produce enough of it. This can lead to significant complications with your general health, such as an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. After the age of 40, your holistic dentist in Southlake may want to discuss your nitric oxide levels and how they may be impacting your oral and general health.
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!