This week is Eating Disorder Awareness week (24th Feb-2nd March)
Did you know that around 1.6 million people in the UK are affected by some form of an eating disorder, 40% of these are bulimic.
Bulimia can cause many health problems including dehydration, sore throats, kidney and bowel problems as well as severe damage to teeth through erosion.
Erosion is the wearing away of tooth tissue. It is caused in bulimics by:
> repeated vomiting and acid regurgitation
> Brushing teeth immediately after vomiting to avoid bad breath
> High intakes of carbonated drinks and energy drinks
The problems that occur in teeth include:
> Pain and sensitivity
> Unattractive, discolouration
> Speaking and chewing becomes a problem
> Leads to teeth needing to be filled or removed.
If you are worried about your teeth, come talk to us at Platinum Dental Care. Our dentists are here to listen to you and help you, they are fully trained to deal with this problem. We can help to advise you as to how to prevent future tooth wear with simple steps such as using a high fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash designed specifically to combat erosion.
Arrange your appointment with one of our lovely dentists by calling 02075311717 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are here to help!
It is with great sadness that due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding Covid-19 outbreak, Platinum Dental Care will be closed and only offering a
telephone emergency advice service, as per guidance from our dental bodies. Please contact the practice on 0207 531 1717 or email us on
email@example.com. For severe dental pain and facial swelling please call NHS 111 if you cannot wait to speak to us. For non-registered patients there
will be an admin fee of £50 to register and facilitate a telephone emergency advice serviceBest wishes,
The PDC team.