Eating disorders have a significant impact on the health of your smile, increasing your risk of tooth erosion and making your teeth more susceptible to infection and damage. Malnourishment, bulimia, and anorexia all cause significant problems for your oral health. Pantops Prosthodontics offers several services to help strengthen your teeth and help you regain a healthy smile. Call us today at 434-977-9836 to learn more about the oral effects of eating disorders, and to schedule your consultation with our caring prosthodontist in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Eating disorders can cause many problems for your smile and oral health. For example, malnourishment increases your risk of developing periodontal disease and tooth decay, while bulimia exposes your teeth to stomach acids and causes your tooth enamel to deteriorate. Other oral problems that may occur due to eating disorders include:
- Bleeding gums and bleeding of other soft tissues
- Chronic dry mouth
- TMJ disorders
- Enlargement of salivary glands
- Redness, scratches, or cuts from purging (especially on the soft palate)
There are a number of services our prosthodontist may recommend to help you regain a healthy smile, including:
- Fluoride treatment
- Implants or other restorative treatments
- Prescribed medications
- Special toothpastes
- And more!
Dr. Ben Ross and our team will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan to improve your oral health and restore your confident smile. Contact us today for more information, and to schedule your consultation at our office.