At Smiles by Shields, we’re your Jacksonville dentist committed to dentistry because of its link to overall wellness and total body care. A healthy smile reflects a healthy body! Likewise, trouble in the mouth can often be traced to trouble in other parts of the body.
The mouth is a reflection of your self-care practices, your commitment to good health, and it offers an opportunity to begin a healthy regimen of daily habits. While you’re brushing and flossing, you’re freeing your body of harmful plaques and recommitting to a fresh clean start. While it’s not generally considered a meditative practice, just think about how well you’re taking care of your body next time you brush those teeth!
Oral care habits are one small part of leading a healthy lifestyle, but establishing good habits with the mouth can reap health benefits for years to come. If you’d like to know more about total body health and how it relates to dental care, contact Smiles by Shields for your next appointment!