If you have an eating disorder, our Henderson Family Dental team and dentist, Dr. Nathan Schwartz, ask you to receive help as soon as possible. Eating disorders in Henderson, Nevada, are serious problems that can cause major damage to your health. Until you receive the help you deserve, our team asks you to take good care of your smile. If your eating disorder involves throwing up, the acid in the bile can erode the tooth enamel and cause major issues. So, please care for your chompers by doing the following things:
-Keep up on oral hygiene: Do your best to keep up on oral hygiene. Make sure you brush your teeth every morning and every night and floss your smile at least once a day—it doesn’t matter what time. We also encourage you to rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial mouthwash. The rinse will nourish and strengthen your teeth.
-Use baking soda: After you’ve thrown up, please do NOT brush your teeth. Brushing will only harm the enamel. Instead, rinse your mouth with baking soda to neutralize the effects of the stomach acid.
-Visit your dentist: It’s very important that you visit your dentist regularly. The dental cleanings and checkups will help you deeply clean your smile and prevent as many dental issues as possible. Your dentist will also have the tips and tools you need to keep your smile in tip-top shape.
If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call 702-564-2526 today and talk to a member of our friendly and caring dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can!