Holistic Dentistry

ALFA Thermometry

Problems in the mouth can signal potential problems elsewhere in the body. And problems in the body can also be a sign of something amiss in the mouth.

This is why your whole health matters to us: mouth, body, mind, and spirit. And it’s why we offer services like Alfa screening – an FDA-cleared tool that we use for:

  • Early detection of emerging health issues.
  • Identifying root causes of troubling symptoms.
  • Building a customized treatment plan for you.

This screening – provided by our on-staff nurse practitioner – can discover disturbances in the body on a cellular level, often before they would show up on traditional test such as MRI, x-ray, mammogram, or ultrasound.

Alfa thermometry This whole body scan – 25% of which focuses on your teeth – is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.

We simply use a wand to touch your body at specific points, reading the temperature at each. Then we gently stress your body by having you stand in a very cold room and repeat the scanning.

The temperature patterns let us see if the body is in dysregulation or not – and how.

Learn more about how it works.

Alfa screening can’t be used to diagnose disease. Further clinical testing is needed for that. But it can give you information you can use and a detailed report you can share with your health care providers for follow-up.

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Smiles by Shields
3940 San Jose Park Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32217