Are Snoring and Sleep Apnea the Same Thing?
May 24, 2023
You might occasionally hear the terms “sleep apnea” and “snoring” used interchangeably. But is that accurate? Are snoring and sleep apnea the same thing? No, they are not. Understanding the difference can equip you to take better care of your overall health. Let’s talk about what they are and how you can tell them apart.(more…)
Gum Disease and Heart Health: Understanding the Connection
May 10, 2023
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. To protect themselves, many people watch what they eat and stick to a regular exercise routine. Certainly, those habits are excellent. But did you know that your oral health can also have a bearing on your heart? This blog post examines the connection between gum disease and heart health.(more…)
Snoring, Sleep Apnea, and Your Health: Are You at Risk?
April 19, 2023
There are basically two categories of snoring. There is primary snoring, which is not related to sleep apnea and usually not something to worry about. Then there is snoring that is a sign of sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that could have drastic consequences for your overall wellness. How are snoring, sleep apnea, and your health connected? Let’s dive into this important topic.(more…)
3 Reasons to Schedule an Oral Cancer Screening This April
April 5, 2023
April is the first full month of spring. This time of year, many people are thinking about their gardens, their favorite baseball team, or their upcoming summer vacation plans. But did you know that April is also National Oral Cancer Awareness Month? It is the ideal time to learn about the signs and symptoms of this disease. You should also take a bit of time out of your schedule to attend an oral cancer screening with Dr. Thomas and our team. Let’s talk about some reasons why this simple screening is so important.(more…)
Want Healthy Gums? Exercise!
March 22, 2023
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. It supports heart health, keeps your muscles strong, reduces aches and pains, can improve your mood, and offers a slew of other benefits. But did you know that it can also support your smile? If you want healthy gums, sticking to a good routine of physical activity would be wise. Read on below to learn how exercise may lower your risk of gum disease.(more…)
3 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth This Winter
March 8, 2023
How has your mouth felt lately? Texas has had an unusually cold winter this year, and many people are experiencing discomfort related to their lips, teeth, or other portions of their oral cavity. How can you manage such problems and enjoy a problem-free smile until the weather starts to warm up? Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy mouth this winter:(more…)
Achieving the Perfect Smile with Holistic Dentistry
February 22, 2023
Often, one of the first things other people notice about you is your smile. A big, genuine grin can do much to give the impression that you are friendly, approachable, and kind. Your smile’s appearance can also have an impact on how people perceive you. If your teeth do not look the way you wish they did, visit us for a cosmetic consultation. As a holistic dentist in Southlake, Dr. Thomas is ready to help you achieve the perfect smile in a way that considers both your oral health and overall wellness.(more…)
ADHD and Sleep Apnea: Understanding the Connection
February 8, 2023
Upwards of 6 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of adults also struggle with it, and countless additional cases remain undiagnosed. ADHD can have negative effects on a person’s quality of life, and its repercussions are often worsened by the presence of sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). How are OSA and ADHD connected? And how might OSA treatment be able to reduce ADHD symptoms? Read on below to find out.(more…)
Everything You Need to Know About Laser Dentistry
January 11, 2023
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Thomas is always on the lookout for technologies that can equip her to provide the most conservative and effective care possible. To that end, she has invested in a Fotona laser. This remarkable tool has many applications, and it has the potential to greatly enhance your care experience at Enclave Dental. Read on below to learn more about laser dentistry in Southlake.(more…)
Can Sleep Apnea Cause Nightmares?
December 21, 2022
For most people, having a bad dream once in a while is expected. You probably know exactly what it feels like to jerk awake with a fast heartbeat and unpleasant images lingering in your mind. Sadly, some individuals experience this more often than others. Specifically, people with obstructive sleep apnea may be prone to nightmares. Let’s talk about why sleep apnea nightmares in Southlake may occur and what you can do to enjoy more peaceful rest.(more…)