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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.


Is Turmeric Good for Dental Health? A Holistic Dentist Explains

June 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 12:27 am
Turmeric powder next to whole turmeric root

Turmeric is one of the world’s most popular spices; it is often used in various ethnic dishes to enhance their flavor. It is also well-known for its health benefits, such as its potential to support joint health and ease menstrual problems. But did you know that it could also help your smile? In this blog post, a holistic dentist discusses a few ways in which this delicious spice could support your dental health.


How Important Are Dental X-Rays?

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 12:29 am
Dental team member reviewing X-ray on computer monitor

It is standard practice for dentists, including both conventional and holistic ones, to take X-rays of their patients’ mouths. This routine diagnostic service can prove to be a valuable tool for helping you to maintain a healthy smile. Just how important are dental X-rays? This blog post explains.


Are Snoring and Sleep Apnea the Same Thing?

May 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 3:33 am
Man sleeping in bed, snoring

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.


Gum Disease and Heart Health: Understanding the Connection

May 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 3:36 am
Man holding heart-shaped cutout over his chest

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.


Snoring, Sleep Apnea, and Your Health: Are You at Risk?

April 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 5:06 am
Man snoring in bed, possibly suffering from sleep apnea

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.


3 Reasons to Schedule an Oral Cancer Screening This April

April 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 5:12 am
Sign announcing National Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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.


Want Healthy Gums? Exercise!

March 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 4:36 am
Smiling woman dressed in workout clothes

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.


3 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth This Winter

March 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 4:38 am
Man wearing ski goggles, applying lip balm

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:

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