January 7, 2016
As a holistic dental practitioner, my view of each patient extends beyond the teeth and mouth, and takes into account each body system and how everything I do seeks to maintain balance and whole-body health. This means anything from using distilled water in our chairs, to using bio-compatible materials in procedures. It includes encouraging proper nutrition and keeping our patients SAFE from toxic chemicals. As we approach the new year oftentimes our thoughts turn towards improvement and “new beginnings.” This coming year let’s consider these resolutions in terms of CLEANSING and DETOXIFYING our bodies!
You have likely read on my website or in previous newsletters that my practice is committed to being “Fluoride Free” and “Mercury Safe” by treating patients without using heavy metals in our procedures. One of the biggest offenders is mercury, which is often used in fillings, and has long been known to contribute to a number of chronic diseases and certain acute neurological disorders of the body. Bottom line, it’s BAD. These days you will likely hear fillings referred to as amalgam, which is made in part with MERCURY. What many patients are not aware of is these mercury-based fillings can be more dangerous coming out than while inside their mouth! (more…)
August 19, 2015
A missing tooth changes the way you look, the way it feels to chew or speak, and it can adversely affect your self-esteem. Worst of all, even one missing tooth can have a negative impact on your oral health leading to dental drift (shifting of surrounding teeth to fill in the gap), loss of gum tissue shape and support, and reduction in bone density. It is essential that missing teeth be replaced in a timely fashion in order to protect your long term oral health, but traditional tooth replacement options don’t always sound very appealing. For instance, crown and bridge treatment to replace one or more consecutive teeth is effective, but it causes unnecessary damage to surrounding teeth and does not help to preserve gum tissue or jaw bone density. Innovations in dentistry have made dental implants a safe, effective tooth replacement option that restores the entire tooth from the roots up. If you’re missing one or more teeth and want to find out more about dental implant tooth replacement, call Dr. Preetha Thomas of Enclave Dental today. Our Southlake, TX practice welcomes patients to schedule dental implant consultations to find out more about our practice and treatment options.