It is estimated that 20 million women and 10 million men are currently affected by serious eating disorders. Beyond the physical pain and detrimental effects on a person’s health that these can have, the damage done to one’s self-image and confidence is significant and life impacting. At Bjorklund Dental Designs we are happy to be able to say that we can help!
Eating Disorders Do A Number On Your Teeth
Did you know that often it is a dentist who will notice the first physical signs of an eating disorder? Changes in the teeth and gums are often one of the early signs of an eating disorder. Harmful habits associated with certain disorders and nutritional deficiencies that result because of them can have severe and permanent effects on a person’s oral health.
Some of the effects that can be caused by an eating disorder include:
- Bleeding gums due to lack of nutrition.
- Dry, chapped lips and chronic dry mouth.
- Bad breath and canker sores in the mouth.
- Tooth enamel becoming brittle, translucent, and weak due to acid erosion.
- Increased tooth sensitivity because of weakening of the tooth enamel.
You Need Someone You Can Trust
The first step in recovering your physical and oral health is to get treatment from a professional facility. At Bjorklund Dental Designs we partner with the Park Nicollet Melrose Center for patients to receive treatment towards a full recovery. They have 30 years of experience in treatment of men, women and children in healing eating disorders.
During this healing process it is important that you have a dental provider that you feel confident about. You need to feel safe and comfortable since the success of your treatment depends on your ability to be candid and honest.
Many of our patients who have suffered from eating disorders tell us how much they appreciate Dr. Bjorklund as one of the most compassionate dentists in Wayzata. He is known for his positivity, compassion, and non-judgmental nature.
“I completely understand the delicate nature of this subject. Please know my office is a safe place for you to be yourself. I will do everything in my power to restore your confidence and your smile’s longevity and beauty.”
During a confidential consultation with Dr. Bjorklund he will create a plan that will restore your smile, protect your oral health and renew your self-esteem.
Dr. Bjorklund and his caring, supportive team have been able to help many of their patients to realize that there is life after an eating disorder; a satisfying, healthy, and happy life. We would love to help you also!