An Eating Disorder Can Significantly Alter the Appearance of Your Smile

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Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia can have a significant impact on the health of your body as well as your teeth. Frequent acid exposure from bulimia can cause extreme enamel erosion issues with multiple teeth. This can have the net effect of causing tooth sensitivity and fostering large areas of tooth decay.

At the same time, malnutrition issues from both bulimia and anorexia can affect the health of the internal structures of your teeth as well as the mineral density of your tooth enamel.

This can leave you with multiple compromised teeth in need of the high-quality dental care offered by the professionals at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas. Our dental specialists will examine your mouth and assess the severity of the issues to your teeth. We can then help develop a treatment strategy to restore proper oral function.

In the case of moderate enamel erosion, this might include a fluoride treatment as well as a prescription for daily use fluoride supplements. Any teeth suffering from tooth decay will also need treatment and restoration. This might call for the use of fillings or a total crown restoration.

In a situation where multiple teeth were lost, we can also help restore their structure and presence with a dental implant. Once it has been fully seated in the underlying bone structure, the implant abutment can then be fitted for a crown.

If your teeth have been damaged by an eating disorder such as bulimia or anorexia, you should call 704-364-3770 to schedule an appointment at the Prosthodontics of the Carolina’s clinic in Charlotte North Carolina