On the surface, it appears that dental problems only affect your mouth and teeth, but they really can cause more problems. Dental problems, especially those that have been left untreated for a lengthy amount of time, can cause problems to your entire body. Holistic dentistry, like that practiced at Smiles by Shields, focuses on treating not only the specific dental problem you are experiencing, but we work to improve the health and well-being of your entire body.
One of the ways we help improve your overall health is by offering a unique treatment known as IV nutritional therapy. Discover how this safe, effective treatment is used in our dental office to help improve not only your oral health but your overall health.
Taking a Closer Look at IV Nutritional Therapy
The human body relies on a combination of nutrients, vitamins, and amino acids to properly function. Typically, those things are obtained by eating a well-balanced diet and taking supplemental pills or vitamins. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to properly absorb all the nutrients, vitamins, and amino acids. This leads to a nutrient deficiency that can cause a number of problems ranging from a general feeling of fatigue or confusion to severe illnesses such as autoimmune diseases.
IV nutritional therapy works to give you a much-needed boost of energy by creating a fluid that directly feeds the amino acids, minerals, and vitamins into your bloodstream. Directly injecting the intravenous fluid into the bloodstream allows your body to quickly and effectively absorb all the vitamins and nutrients it needs. With proper absorption, your overall immune system will get a boost and your overall health will improve.
How is IV Nutritional Therapy Used by Holistic Dentists?
There are a number of ways IV nutritional therapy can be used by holistic dentists. It can be used to help boost the immune system during a root canal or it can be used to help calm inflammation of the gums. However, the most common reason IV nutritional therapy is used in holistic dentistry is to help patients detox from prolonged exposure to heavy metals and mercury.
In the past, dental fillings and some dental appliances, such as crowns or bridges, was made out of toxic metals. While brief exposure to these toxic metals may not cause problems, prolonged exposure – like having a filling in your tooth that leads directly to your bloodstream – could cause severe health problems.
Holistic dentists offer help to people who are experiencing health problems from exposure to toxic metals. These dentists will not only safely take out the fillings and replace them with safe, non-toxic alternatives, but they often offer IV nutritional therapy as a way to help clean and detox the harmful chemicals from your body.
If you are unsure if you have been exposed to harmful, toxic metals, there are certain bio tests that can be conducted that will help. These tests analyze your blood and determine if there has been exposed to toxic heavy metals. Once it has been determined there has been exposure, your holistic dentist and nurse practitioner can work to create an IV nutritional therapy plan that will help.
Smiles by Shields Works to Improve Your Overall Health with IV Nutritional Therapy
Smiles by Shields, a holistic dental clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, offers IV nutritional therapy to its patients. Patients can use it to boost their immune system during an upcoming dental procedure, detox their body from heavy metals, or correct nutritional deficiencies that can be causing a number of health problems.
Patients interested in IV nutritional therapy can schedule an appointment with Smiles by Shields. During that first appointment, our staff may request you have bio testing done to determine if there are any nutritional deficiencies or potential toxic metals in your bloodstream. Once these test results come back, our staff will create a treatment plan that will work to improve your health and boost your immune system.
Call our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss IV nutritional therapy with our friendly and knowledgeable holistic dentist. We look forward to helping you improve your overall health.