If you have an eating disorder, your physical health is not the only thing that is in danger—your smile is as well, which is why our Vela Dental Centers Kingsville team strongly recommends seeking professional help as soon as possible. Until you receive the help you need, Dr. Ben Vela & Alan Rodriguez and our team ask you to take exceptional care of your pearly whites. You can do so by doing the following things:
-Keep up on oral hygiene: It is very important that you clean your smile every day by brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Please brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash. You can floss your teeth with any flossing product of your choice. Please make sure that each cleaning tool you use has been approved by the American Dental Association.
-Use baking soda: Avoid brushing your teeth after you have thrown up. Brushing can only worsen the effects of the stomach acid. Instead, simply rinse your mouth with baking soda.
-Visit your dentist: It’s extremely important to visit your dentist regularly so you can avoid tooth erosion and tooth decay. Dental appointments will help you keep your smile in tip-top shape and they will give your dentist the chance to give you the tips and advice you need to have a successful oral health.
For more information about eating disorders in Kingsville, Texas, and how they can harm the teeth, please feel free to call 361.592.4373 today and talk to your dentist or a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to give you the tips and information you need so you can be more informed!