Tooth Enamel Erosion from Malnutrition or an Eating Disorder Often Requires Treatment with Increased Fluoride

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If you’ve struggled in the paste with malnutrition problems related to a chronic eating disorder, then you have likely felt the medical impact on your overall quality of life. At the same time, it’s also important to note that an eating disorder can also have an effect on the health of your teeth.

Malnutrition or the excess presence of gastric acids in the mouth can sometimes cause a gradual, yet significant demineralization of your tooth enamel. This can leave your teeth at increasing risk of suffering from cavities and problems with tooth sensitivity.

In a situation like this Dr. Souvik Sarkar can help you develop an effective treatment plan to repair any areas of tooth decay, while also bolstering the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. This often calls for increasing your exposure to sources of fluoride.

Dr. Sarkar often starts by administering a fluoride treatment. This helps to restore a some of the mineral density to your tooth enamel, which can serve to reduce tooth sensitivity symptoms and help with cavity prevention.  

In many cases of significant tooth enamel demineralization, Dr. Sarkar will also prescribe fluoride supplements. With proper use and application, this can help maintain the strength of your tooth enamel on a daily basis.

Popular forms often include a special toothpaste or mouthwash with concentrated fluoride. This allows you to make daily improvements in the strength of your teeth from the comfort of your own home.

Going forward, it’s important to attend all of your dental checkups. This will allow us to periodontally monitor the health of your teeth and catch any newly formed cavities before they can worsen.  

If you live in the Weatherford, Texas, area and you are concerned about the health and strength of your teeth, you should call 817-458-9900 to schedule an appointment at Main Street Dental.