Oral Health Tips for People with Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are medical conditions that are diagnosed and treated by physicians, psychologists and other medical professionals. However, dentists can also play a role in the diagnosis and treatment of several types of eating disorders. For example, bulimia and anorexia are both characterized by self induced vomiting. Since the substances in the digestive system are highly acidic and can attack the teeth when vomiting, symptoms of eating disorders can become very apparent on your teeth and to your dentist, including:

The good news is that dentists can provide treatment for the oral symptoms associated with eating disorders. There are both restorative and cosmetic dentistry options to explore, including:

If you think you have an eating disorder, call Dr. Mark Sweeney, an Austin Texas dentist at (512) 452-9296 to schedule an appointment and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.