Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia can have a significant impact on your overall health and state of well-being. The malnutrition and acidic exposure involved in this serious conditions can also have a significant negative impact on the health of your teeth.
Over time it can weaken or even erode the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This can increasingly cause problems with tooth sensitivity and cavities. Fortunately, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson might be able to help reduce your chances of suffering dental complications while seeking treatment for your eating disorder.
After treating any area of tooth decay Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson can further help strengthen your teeth by increasing your exposure to fluoride. The fist step often calls for administering a fluoride treatment. This helps to restore a some of the mineral density to your tooth enamel, which can serve to reduce tooth sensitivity symptoms and help with cavity prevention.
Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements. These often come in the form of a fluoride concentrated toothpaste or mouthwash. You can then use these each day in the comfort of your own home.
Your routine dental exam at Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson’s clinic, will monitor the health of your teeth and gums. If he notice signs of a problem Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson can help you with a dental treatment plan.
If you live in the Houston, [state,] area and you are concerned that an eating disorder has compromised your teeth, you should call 713-861-8323 to schedule an appointment at Dentists at Memorial Park.