Eating Disorders Destroy Your Body and Your Smile

Published on April 28, 2017

If you haven’t heard already, eating disorders are extremely dangerous. In fact, they are so dangerous that they can destroy your entire body and smile. This is why our Las Cruces Dental Associates dental team strongly encourages you to quit the disorder as soon as possible. We care for you and your health, and we want you to be strong and healthy. Until quitting the habit, it’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums. Otherwise severe dental consequences can occur. So, to help you do so, our dental team has some tips and information for you.

First, keep your smile in tip-top shape by keeping up on oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is vital if you want a healthy, beautiful, and strong smile. So, don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. Please make sure to use the proper oral hygiene instruments while doing these things so you can clean your pearly whites and care for your oral tissues.

Second, rinse your mouth. Do not brush your teeth after throwing up. Brushing will only erode the tooth enamel more. Instead, swish baking soda mixed with water in your mouth to neutralize the effects of the acid in your bile.

Third, visit Dr. Samaniego and our dental team. This is vital for your oral health and smile. If you don’t, there is a high chance you’ll suffer enamel erosion and tooth decay. So, make sure you receive a dental cleaning and checkup at least every six months. If necessary, visit Dr. Samaniego more.

If you do these things, you’ll be on your way toward a strong smile while you work on quitting your eating disorder in Las Cruces, New Mexico. To learn more, or for further support and encouragement, please don’t be afraid to call Las Cruces Dental Associates at 575.523.1479 and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you!