Cosmetic Dentistry for Eating Disorders
Dr. Mary Viechnicki Potter has extensive experience with smile design for patients whose teeth have been affected by eating disorders. Bulimia and anorexia can cause serious oral health issues. The common problems associated with oral health are bad breath, sensitive teeth and teeth that are cracking or eroding.
Millions of American men and women suffer from eating disorders. Most of the damage to teeth in bulimic patients occur during purging episodes. The damage is detected mainly around the upper front teeth. What commonly occurs is tooth enamel is worn down, sensitivity to hot and cold increases and the teeth start to chip and thin out.
There are many ways Dr. Viechnicki Potter can improve the smile of a patient whose teeth have been affected by bulimia. Below are before and afters of cosmetic dentistry cases performed on bulimic patients. Dr. Viechnicki Potter drastically improved their smiles and gave them more confidence. The patients were also given several oral health tips to reduce the risk of any future dental health problems.
Female Bulimia Patient Receives Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
Before Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment ( the effects of bulimia on teeth)
After Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment ( beautiful new smile and restored confidence )
Male Bulimia Patient Receives Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
Before Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment (excessive enamel erosion and worn down teeth)
After Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment ( beautiful healthy smile )
Dr. Viechnicki Potter was featured in Mainline Today for giving a bulimic patient something to smile about. Click Here to read the article.
Below are Oral Health Signs of Indicating an Eating Disorder:
Tender mouth, throat and salivary glands
Eroded tooth enamel
Teeth that are worn and appear almost translucent
If you or someone you know have teeth that have been affected by eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia, please give us a call today. Dr. Viechnicki Potter has extensive experience treating these types of cases. She and her team are extremely compassionate and will help you get your confidence back with a beautiful new smile. She has two practice locations, one is located minutes outside Philadelphia in Haverford and the other is located in Allentown, PA.