What’s included in my dental exam?
At Smiles by Shields, we focus on your overall health through wellness dentistry. Your Jacksonville dentist Dr. Shields takes into account the often overlooked impact of hidden dental infection on your body’s overall health and performance. In our office, your wellness exam includes:
- Thorough medical and dental review
- Digital radiographs of the teeth and supporting structures. Digital x-rays produce much less radiation.
- Periodontal evaluation (to determine the health of your gums and if you have any bone loss)
- Head and neck exam, including TMJ examination
- Complete oral soft tissue examination. The American Cancer Society recommends this exam yearly!
We’re focused on improving both your oral health and your total body health through wellness dentistry. Contact our office to see how your oral care can contribute to your overall well-being and quality of life!