Enamel Erosion Caused by an Eating Disorder May Require Increased Fluoride Exposure

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If you’ve struggled with an eating disorder or a period of significant malnutrition it can affect your body in a variety of ways. This could include weakening the mineral density of your tooth enamel. Complications from enamel erosion might include multiple teeth with cavities and problems with tooth sensitivity.

In a situation like this, you should strongly consider scheduling a consultation at Dr. Greg Ortman’s Lafayette, Indiana dental practice. Beyond treating any areas of tooth decay, he can also help restore some of your tooth enamel’s natural strength by increasing your fluoride exposure. This helps to restore a some of the mineral density to your tooth enamel which can serve to reduce tooth sensitivity and resist new cavities.

This often includes a quick fluoride treatment administered immediately after your dental checkup and cleaning. In addition, Dr. Greg Ortman might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements as needed. These often come in the form of a fluoride concentrated toothpaste or mouth rinse and you can apply these each day in the comfort of your own home.

Your routine dental exam at Dr. Greg Ortman’s practice will monitor the health of your teeth and gums. If we notice signs of enamel erosion on your teeth, he can help develop an effective treatment plan. 

If you live in the Lafayette, Indiana area and you are concerned about enamel erosion, please call 765-447-0322 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Greg Ortman. We look forward to helping you with all of your smile care needs!