A Chronic Eating Disorder Can Cause Several Oral Health Problems

Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia can have a profound effect on the health of your mind, body, and mouth. The chronic malnutrition and potential exposure to excess gastric acids can harm your teeth, gums, and other soft oral tissues. Here at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Hoffmann and his staff specialists have the experience... read more »

Dental Sealants Help to Keep Tooth Decay at Bay

When it comes to creating a healthy, beautiful smile, it is vital to protect the teeth you have. Dr. Ralph Hoffmann of Ralph M Hoffmann DMD PA is pleased to offer dental sealants to protect your smile in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating which is typically placed on your molars and premolars to keep food particles and... read more »

Reversing the Effects of Tooth Attrition

Do you suffer from tooth attrition? Tooth attrition is an oral health disorder which develops when your teeth are constantly worn down over time. As we age, our teeth age with us, naturally wearing them down. Dental wear can also be caused by grinding and clenching your teeth together. When tooth enamel is stripped away, sensitive layers called dentin are... read more »

The Effects of Eating Disorders on Your Smile

Did you know that eating disorders can ruin your smile? Due to peer pressure, depression, a lack of self-worth, or a variety of other complex causes, eating disorders can even be found in otherwise healthy individuals. Two of the most common types of eating disorders are bulimia and anorexia. Anorexia is an eating disorder caused by not eating enough essential... read more »