6 Holistic Dental Hygiene Tips for a Healthier Mouth

February 7, 2024

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In discussions about dental hygiene, you probably hear the same advice over and over again: You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Certainly, those are excellent practices that you should incorporate into your daily routine. However, there might be even more you can do. Here are six holistic dental hygiene tips to help you enjoy a cleaner, healthier mouth:

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Does Tongue Positioning Affect Breathing?

January 17, 2024

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Woman sticking her tongue out and smiling

When people think about breathing problems, they call to mind things like asthma, respiratory infections, and other illnesses. But there are many other factors that can also have a bearing on how well you breathe, including the positioning of your tongue. What role does your tongue play in your ability to breathe easily, and if your tongue is not in the correct position, what can you do to make improvements? This blog post explains.

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7 Factors that Could Be Worsening Your Sleep Apnea

January 3, 2024

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If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you are likely looking for ways to manage your condition. There are a number of factors that could be affecting the severity of your symptoms, and many of them are within your power to control. Would you like to know what some of those factors are? This blog post explains.

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What Are Biocompatible Dental Fillings?

December 20, 2023

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Mirror showing biocompatible dental filling in patient’s mouth

According to one estimate, more than 90% of people will develop a dental cavity at some point in their life. This extremely common oral health issue used to be treated with silver amalgam fillings. Although such fillings are moderately effective, they have some serious drawbacks — such as the fact that they contain toxic mercury. Today, though, better alternatives are available. Here at Enclave Dental, Dr. Thomas always uses biocompatible dental fillings. Would you like to learn more about this restorative treatment? Read on below.

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The Link Between Oral Hygiene and Overall Health

December 6, 2023

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Dental hygienist polishing patient’s teeth

After you visit the dentist for a professional cleaning, you may feel fresh and invigorated. However, that good feeling is just one minor benefit you get from your routine dental visits. In fact, your excellent habits could have major benefits for your overall wellness. What exactly is the link between oral hygiene and overall health? This blog post explains.

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Toothache vs. Tooth Sensitivity: How to Tell the Difference

November 15, 2023

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Woman with toothache, touching her face and wearing pained expression

The terms “toothache” and “tooth sensitivity” get used a lot in discussions about various dental problems. Have you ever wondered about the exact definitions of those two terms? Knowing what they are can help you understand your oral health and seek appropriate care when you suspect that your smile is no longer in prime condition.

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What Does a Holistic Dentist Do Differently?

November 1, 2023

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Portrait of happy, smiling dental patient

Both conventional and holistic dentists receive the same basic education in dental school, and both are required to keep up with continuing education requirements. Both have good intentions and want their patients to enjoy sound oral health. Because of all that, you might wonder if it really matters which type of dentist you visit. What exactly does a holistic dentist do differently? This blog post explains some important points.

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5 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

October 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 8:22 am
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Cold and flu season is right around the corner! You are probably already planning on take precautions so you can stay as healthy as possible. The tips listed below may help you to reduce your risk of contracting an illness and facilitate a quick recovery if you do come down with something. Applying this information may also benefit your oral health!

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Which Toothpaste Ingredients Should You Avoid?

October 4, 2023

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Three tubes of toothpaste against white background

There are countless products on the oral hygiene market. Some of them are high-quality, while others are much less beneficial for your oral and overall health. How can you tell which products are right for you? Which toothpaste ingredients should you avoid? This blog post discusses a few common components of toothpaste that you might be better off without.

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The Importance of Cleaning Between Your Teeth

September 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 4:44 am
Smiling woman holding floss between her teeth

Most people are already in the habit of regularly brushing their teeth, and that is commendable. Sadly, though, not everyone is as diligent about flossing. In fact, according to one estimate, about one-third of adults do not floss at all! How important is it to clean between your teeth, and how can you do so properly? This blog post provides valuable information that will help you take better care of your oral health.

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