At Smiles by Shields, we’re your Jacksonville dentist committed to total body wellness. Did you realize that your organs and your teeth are interconnected along your body’s meridians? Acupuncturists have studied meridians for centuries, and dentists now know that when there’s a problematic organ in your body, certain parts of the mouth may show signs of trouble as a result. You can view our interactive tooth chart here to apply this concept to your own health situation.
A person having trouble with their gall bladder, for example, may have trouble with tooth number 4 (second premolar), 6 (second premolar), 13 (canine), or 27 (canine). These teeth are connected to meridians associated with the large intestines, liver, and gall bladder. So whether the gall bladder pain or the tooth pain begins first, you may very well notice problems arising in both areas concurrently.
Dr. Tiffany Shields is equipped to help restore your oral health and contribute to your total body health. If you have a question about your dental care, contact Smiles by Shields today!