Eating Disorders Damage Your Smile—Not Just Your Health

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Little did you know, eating disorders haunt and attack your smile each time you try to lose more and more weight. Obviously, disorders destroy your body, but they can also destroy your oral health. This is why it’s so important to quit the disorder as soon as possible. You deserve to have a strong and healthy body and smile. Until you eliminate the disorder from your life, Dr. Khashayar Khomejany and our dental team encourage you to take care of your teeth and gums by using our tips.

First, keep your smile in tip-top shape by keeping up on oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is vital if you want a healthy, beautiful, and strong smile. So, don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. Please make sure to use the proper oral hygiene instruments while doing these things so you can clean your pearly whites and care for your oral tissues.

Second, rinse your mouth. After throwing up, please refrain from brushing your teeth. Brushing will just worsen the effects of the acid in your bile. This can lead to further enamel erosion. Instead, rinse your mouth with baking soda to neutralize the stomach acid.

Third, see Dr. Khashayar Khomejany. It’s very important that you visit them every six months. The appointments will allow our team to deeply clean your smile and prevent as many dental issues as possible. Our dental team will also have the tips and tricks you need to keep your smile in top-notch condition.

Do you have questions about how to take care of your smile while you have an eating disorder in Vallejo, California? If so, please don’t hesitate to give Plaza Dental Care a call at 707-642-1360 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is happy to talk with you and help you care for your smile as much as possible.