Dr. Tiffany Shields is your Jacksonville, FL dentist to help you discover how wellness dentistry is a cost-saving expenditure. It turns out that investing in your smile can reduce your total health care costs in both the short- and long-term.
People with chronic conditions who received preventive care and treatment of gum disease have medical and dental claims an average of more than $1,000 lower per year than claims for chronically ill people who did not receive that type of oral care. When people with diabetes are treated for accompanying gum disease, for example, those people saved $1,300 a year in medical costs.
The connection between oral care and total body health is physical and financial. In order to preserve your total body health and reduce the total cost of your health care over your lifetime, invest in dental health and oral care. Call Smiles by Shields to get started on your dental care health plan!