Dr. Mary Viechnicki has extensive experience helping patients regain their self-confidence through cosmetic dentistry. She takes a whole body approach with these patients and spends time during the consultation reviewing their eating disorder history and how they are feeling today along with short and long-term goals. She then helps develop a plan with them to address these dental issues and customize their smile. She has helped many patients recovering from bulimia and anorexia improve their oral health issues and served on the board of a Chance to Heal organization. If you or someone you know has common problems with their oral health such as sensitive, cracking, or eroding teeth and bad breath please call us today. Our kind, caring and compassionate team will help you every step of the way.
Millions of American men and women suffer from eating disorders. Most of the damage to teeth in bulimic patients occurs during purging episodes. Over time, there is a wearing down of tooth enamel (thinning of the edges and recession) which can cause sensitivity and fracturing of the teeth.
There are many ways in which Dr. Viechnicki can improve the smile of a patient whose teeth have been affected by eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. The best way to understand the possibilities for your customized smile are to view our before and after photos of bulimia / cosmetic dentistry cases on our Smiles Gallery. All of our patients are also given several oral health tips to reduce the risk of any future dental health problems that may arise.
Dr. Mary Viechnicki was featured in Mainline Today magazine for giving a bulimic patient something to smile about. Click Here to read the article. If you’re seeking a dentist experienced with a specialization in cosmetic dentistry (porcelain veneers and dental crowns) for bulimia and anorexia patients or any eating disorders, please call our office.
Below are Oral Health Signs of Indicating an Eating Disorder:
- Eroded tooth enamel
- Sensitive teeth
- Gum Recession
- Fractured edges of the teeth
- Dry mouth
- Cracked lips
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Tender mouth, throat and salivary glands