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Toothache vs. Tooth Sensitivity: How to Tell the Difference

November 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 2:09 am
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.


What Does a Holistic Dentist Do Differently?

November 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 2:12 am
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.


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

October 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 8:22 am
Yellow sign warning of “flu season ahead”

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!


Which Toothpaste Ingredients Should You Avoid?

October 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 7:18 am
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.


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.


Tooth Demineralization and Remineralization: What You Should Know

September 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 4:50 am
Portrait of mature woman with healthy smile

If you are an oral health enthusiast, you might have done some reading about tooth demineralization and remineralization. Still, you might wonder what those things are and how learning about them can affect how you care for your smile. This blog post provides practical and balanced information from an experienced holistic dentist.


Myofascial Release and Myofunctional Therapy: Understanding Their Role in a Healthy Smile

August 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 12:05 am
Woman at dentist’s office, complaining of jaw pain

If you have tongue tie, TMD, or another condition that adversely affects the ability of your oral structures to function properly, you should certainly seek care. Dr. Thomas can evaluate the situation and recommend a treatment. Part of her plan for you might include both myofascial release and myofunctional therapy. What exactly are these two treatments, and how might they benefit you? This blog post explains.


An Introduction to Airway Dentistry

August 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 12:03 am
Dentist and patient having friendly conversation

When most people think of dentistry, they automatically think about their teeth and gums. While it is true that dentists care for those important structures, they can also do so much more, especially if their care philosophy is holistic in nature. For example, more and more dentists are incorporating the principles of airway dentistry into their practice. Are you curious to learn more about this aspect of oral care? Read this introduction to airway dentistry.


How Does Nitric Oxide Benefit Oral Health?

July 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 5:31 pm
Doctor holding nitric oxide medical report

Bacteria are good! Well, sometimes. In fact, having an appropriate balance of bacteria in your mouth can help your body to produce nitric oxide, a useful molecule that can support your overall wellness. It can even help you enjoy a healthy smile! How exactly does nitric oxide benefit oral health? How can you encourage your body to make more of it? Read on below to find out.


What Are Cavitations? How Are They Treated?

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 5:28 am
Woman holding hand to her face, experiencing pain

When it comes to oral health, conversations often center on gum disease and cavities. Another issue, known as cavitations, does not get as much attention. What are dental cavitations? Why are they so serious? How can Dr. Thomas diagnose and treat this issue? Read this blog post to find out.

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