Eating disorders such as bulimia can have a significant impact on the health of your smile. Malnourishment can make your smile more susceptible to damage and infection. People consuming insufficient nutrients can put their smile at increased risk for gum disease and decay. Bulimic patients can cause further damage to their smile because frequent vomiting exposes teeth to stomach acids. This combination of insufficient nutrition and acidic exposure can deteriorate your teeth’s enamel and open the door to a variety of oral problems.
Our team at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas is here to help. Dr. Hoffmann provides a wide variety of services designed to strength your smile and provide necessary dental restoration. Fluoride treatment can help strengthen teeth and promote remineralization. If a tooth or multiple teeth have been lost, our experienced prosthodontists may recommend an implant or other restorative treatment to replace them.
Each patient is unique and we are committed to helping you find the personalized plan that will help you bolster your oral health and help you enjoy the smile you deserve. Please contact our team today to learn more the oral effects of eating disorders in Charlotte, North Carolina, and to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to meeting you!