Studies show that millions of Americans are affected by eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. The average dental clinic for Maple Grove area residents may not feel comfortable talking about such disorders, let alone have the expertise and compassion to provide treatment.
But at Bjorklund Dental Designs, Dr. Bjorklund uses a non-judgmental, confidential approach that addresses the oral needs of his patients affected by eating disorders.
With disorders such as bulimia, repeated induced vomiting bombards the teeth and gums with harsh stomach acid. Over time, the enamel (the hard, protective coating on the teeth) can wear thin and lose its ability to protect the teeth. Tooth decay and cavities, dry mouth syndrome, bleeding gums and increased tooth sensitivity are just some of the unwanted side effects of this disorder.
To remedy the aggravating temperature sensitivity related to the loss of tooth enamel, Dr. Bjorklund will bond a cosmetic dental plastic or porcelain over the teeth, insulating and protecting your teeth to decrease the sensitivity that may have made it impossible to enjoy hot or cold foods.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, it is vital that you speak with a professional to receive assistance in overcoming it. Once the disorder has been treated through proper medical care, patients can once again turn to Dr. Bjorklund to receive more permanent treatment options for the damage incurred to their teeth and gums. Through numerous cosmetic options available, a mouth ravaged by an eating disorder can be professionally transformed into one with healthy, beautiful teeth and gums.
Please contact Bjorklund Dental Designs today. See for yourself how the compassionate, high-tech services of our dental clinic near Maple Grove can provide the help you need to get your smile and life back on track.