At Jacksonville dentist Dr. Tiffany Shields‘ office, you’ll find the staff focused on improving patient’s lives through dental therapy for total body health. And when we focus on total health, that means understanding the mouth’s unique role in gauging the signs and symptoms of disease.
One of the important factors in oral health is the enamel’s role as the hardest substance in the human body. The strength of human tooth enamel is such that it’s nearly unbreakable without excessive force! When we do a dental exam, however, any softness in the enamel can be detected and point either to larger systemic disease or to tooth decay due to bacteria and cavity formation.
When it’s in healthy condition, dental enamel is surprisingly strong. Otherwise, we know that other health interventions may be necessary. To test the strength of your tooth enamel and to assess your mouth’s indication of total body wellness, contact the team at Smiles by Shields today.