Enclave Dental Blog

Myofunctional Therapy Before and After Tongue Tie Release

July 21, 2021

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Woman sticking out tongue after tongue tie release in Southlake

Tongue tie is a potentially serious problem that can affect speech, airway development, facial appearance, and more. We often help patients, from infants to adults, cope with this problem by performing a frenectomy, otherwise known as tongue tie release in Southlake. If you are considering getting a frenectomy, either for yourself or your child, it is important that you understand how myofunctional therapy may play a role in the overall treatment process.


How Proper Oral Care Promotes a Strong Immune System

July 7, 2021

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Brushing teeth, following directions of holistic dentist in Southlake

With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic still fresh in our minds, many people have become more conscious about protecting their health. One especially important aspect of overall wellness is the immune system, which is responsible for fighting off infections. How can you keep your immune system strong? One way is by caring well for your oral health. Dr. Preetha Thomas, a holistic dentist in Southlake, is here to talk more about the mouth-body connection.


What Is Myofunctional Therapy? How Does It Work?

June 16, 2021

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Holistic dentist in Southlake carefully examining patient’s jaw

The jaw, teeth, tongue, and facial muscles should all work together harmoniously. If they do not, an individual may suffer from an orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD). Dr. Thomas works with trustworthy local specialists to help patients benefit from myofunctional therapy, and she offers the ALF appliance. Let’s talk about what myofunctional therapy is, what an ALF appliance is, and how they may work to help you enjoy a healthier life.


Experience the Enclave Dental Difference

June 2, 2021

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Happy female patient visiting holistic dentist in Southlake

There are nearly 8,000 general dentistry practices in the state of Texas. Sometimes it might seem like there is a dental office on every corner! Since you are spoiled for choice, the task of narrowing down your options can seem a little daunting. We hope you consider partnering with our practice to care for your oral health! Dr. Thomas and the Enclave Dental team always go the extra mile to look after, not just your smile, but your head-to-toe well-being. Let’s talk about just a few aspects of our practice that make us different from a typical dental office.


Detox to Feel Your Best this Summer

May 19, 2021

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Lemon and turmeric drink for detox in Southlake

What are your plans for this summer? Whether you plan to work in your garden, host some backyard barbecues, or catch up on household projects, you will naturally want to feel your best. A detox in Southlake might help you to do just that. Let’s talk about a few detox methods that may help your body function and feel its best.


Breathing Easy: Understanding the Importance of Proper Airway Development

May 5, 2021

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Inhale/exhale sign to illustrate importance of proper airway in Southlake

The term “upper airway” might make you think that this part of your anatomy is important only for breathing — but it can also affect other aspects of your health and quality of life. Let’s talk about why a proper airway in Southlake is vital, how you can recognize potential airway problems, and how an ALF appliance may be able to address various airway issues.


5 Amazing Benefits of Zirconia Dental Implants

April 21, 2021

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Model of zirconia dental implants in Southlake. If you’re missing teeth, you’ve likely heard about dental implants in Southlake to restore your smile. Did you know not all dental implants are the same? They can be made from a variety of materials, like zirconia. Although they are typically made of titanium, zirconia offers certain benefits not possible with a metal post. Besides unmatched comfort and aesthetics, here are a few additional advantages you’ll enjoy when choosing the holistic solution.


Coffee and Your Dental Health

April 7, 2021

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Coffee cup at family dentist in Southlake. Do you need a cup of coffee to jumpstart your morning? You’re not alone. According to the National Coffee Association, 54% of adults are daily coffee drinkers. Besides giving you a boost of energy, it is also linked to several health benefits, like a decreased risk of heart disease; however, your family dentist in Southlake warns of possible complications for your dental health. If you’re not careful, coffee can leave a lasting mark on your smile.


5 Tips for Preventing Cavities Without Fluoride

March 24, 2021

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Woman with a healthy smile from holistic dentist in Southlake. The biggest threat to the long-term health of your teeth is cavities. Although tooth decay is preventable, 96% of adults will have had at least one cavity by the time they reach 65 years of age. To combat dental caries, many dentists recommend using fluoride, which is known to strengthen the enamel. While it has its benefits, there are also several disadvantages, like fluorosis. Thankfully, your holistic dentist in Southlake has 5 tips to preserve your enamel without fluoride.


5 Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

March 10, 2021

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Parents and child at family dentist in Southlake. Did you know everyone over the age of 2 should see their dentist at least twice a year? If you have various age groups living in your house, maintaining dental appointments can be challenging because you must juggle multiple locations. Thankfully, there’s an easier way for everyone to receive the necessary services they need for optimal oral health and wellness. A family dentist in Southlake can treat everyone under one roof. Here are 5 amazing benefits of choosing a family dentist.


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