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IV Drip Nutritional Therapy at Smiles by Shields


Many traditional dental offices only focus on providing services that treat the specific problem you are experiencing. These dental offices don’t focus on helping or improving your overall health and wellbeing. That is why visiting a holistic dentist, such as Smiles by Shields, is so different.

Smiles by Shields believes in helping patients improve not only their oral health but their overall health. In order to help patients improve their overall health, Smiles by Shields doesn’t just offer traditional dental services, she offers a holistic general health service known as IV drip nutritional therapy.

Learn more about IV drip nutritional therapy and discover how it can help you improve your overall health.

What is IV Drip Nutritional Therapy?

Consistent access to vital nutrients helps keep you healthy. Typically, your body gets nutrients through the food you eat. However, sometimes – for one reason or another – your body doesn’t get all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy from the food you eat. That is where IV drip nutritional therapy can help.

In situations where your body is not getting all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, IV drip nutritional therapy can get you the additional nutrients you need. Using a medical IV drip system, essential nutrients are delivered straight to your bloodstream. Delivering the nutrients to the bloodstreams means your body absorbs them better and faster.

Who Needs This Therapy?

Almost anyone can benefit from IV nutritional therapy. However, some people are better candidates for this type of holistic service. People who could benefit from this type of service include:

  • People fighting a cold or other illness that prevents them from eating a well-balanced diet
  • People suffering from autoimmune disorders or GI problems
  • People who are trying to detox from toxic mercury or exposure to other heavy metals
  • People who are undergoing major dental work who want an additional boost to help them feel better after the procedure

What Types of Nutrients are Delivered Through the drip?

One of the good things about IV drip nutritional therapy is that it can be customized to meet the unique needs of the patient. Before your IV drip nutritional therapy session, a nurse practitioner will work closely with you to determine exactly what nutrients and vitamins you need to help improve your health.

Some of the most common types of vitamins and nutrients that are administered through IV drip nutritional therapy include:

  • Vitamin C – receiving a high dose of Vitamin C has been shown to help boost the body’s health. It has also been shown to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Several different Vitamin B – often used as a natural energy booster
  • Ozone – used as a disinfectant to help fight infections
  • Glutathione
  • Other various antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial remedies

Who Administers It?

IV drip nutritional therapy is administered right in the comfort of the patient rooms at Smiles by Shields. An experienced and qualified nurse practitioner will be the one to help choose which nutrients and vitamins are administered.

Once you choose which vitamins and nutrients are being put into the IV drip, the nurse practitioner will set you up in a comfortable chair and start the IV drip. It can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour for the IV drip to be fully administered. During that time you can rest, relax, and even take a nap.

Schedule an Appointment to Discuss IV Drip Nutritional Therapy

Interested in learning more about IV drip nutritional therapy? Call Smiles by Shields to schedule an appointment to speak with our nurse practitioner. Our nurse practitioner will answer any questions you have about this procedure and help you understand how it can help improve your health.

Oral health concentrates on the mind, body, and soul, not just your teeth. Dr. Shields understands how your oral health affects every aspect of your health. For that reason, she focuses on finding new procedures and ways to help keep your health in tip-top shape. In addition to learning more about IV drip nutritional therapy, you can ask Dr. Shields and our team about other holistic services we offer.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family!

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