Eating disorders like Bulimia and binge eating can affect your mouth as well as your overall health. Vitamin and mineral deficiency related to these eating disorders can put the person’s health and life at risk.
Potential health issues include:
- Hair loss
- Weight loss
- Heart problems
- Kidney failure
The lack of nutrients will also affect the health of your mouth. The warning signs include:
- Teeth erosion
- Dry mouth
- Cracked and dry lips
- Mouth sores
- Sensitive teeth
Dental Treatment for Eating Disorders
Dental professionals are trained to identify signs of eating disorders.
Your dentist will counsel you on poor oral health due to an eating disorder and may recommend psychological treatment. The dentist will also work to alleviate the mouth and teeth problems from which you are suffering.
Other dental procedures can include oral hygiene instruction, fluoride treatment plans, dry mouth remedies, treatment for sensitive teeth and frequent dental appointments to monitor your progress.
If you are suffering from an eating disorder, don’t wait for the condition to harm your oral health and overall wellbeing. Seek professional help from your doctors at Prevent Dental Suite.
Call us on (07) 3886 2428 or make an appointment online today!
We are a family friendly dentist serving patients of all ages in Kallangur, Warner, Murrumba Downs, North Lakes, Petrie, Strathpine, Griffin and surrounding areas in Brisbane northside. Parking is easy, free, and located at the rear of the building (access via Storey Road).
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