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How To Fix Bulimia Teeth
I know every person is different but for fixing teeth from bulimia (figuring the teeth are in very bad shape) what is the usual starting price?
Varies...: ... But you already know that. Figuring that you need root canal therapy, a post, and a crown (worse case scenario) the fees can start at about $ 2500 per tooth and go up from there. If you are still bulimic, then the restorative work will fail no matter how well it is made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to dentist: You need to be upfront with your dentist so they may fully understand your dental problems and formulate a treatment plan specific for you. They may want to construct custom easy to wear trays that you can fill with Fluoride or mipaste to help reduce the acid erosion of the enamel surface. You can also rinse with 1 tsp baking soda in warm water to neutralize acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: The high acidic content related to bulimia can cause significant destruction of tooth structure. You need to have a thorough clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays and any additional diagnostic data to diagnose your problem(s) by your dentist. Depending on the amount of destruction, your dentist can provide you with options. ...Read more
Depends on frequency: When you vomit, the contents of your stomach including digestive acids contact the back of your teeth. These acids literally dissolve your tooth structure. So in reality, the process starts each and every time you vomit. Please go see your physician and or psychiatrist for help. There are many ways to help you, but you need to realize that you have a significant problem and want to help yourself! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They differ: Bulimia is characterized by regurgitation of stomach contents. The acid in the stomach can cause disolving of the enamel and dentin of which teeth are composed. This can be seen visually as a smooth surface representing loss of tooth structure. Anorexia usually doesn't have any physical effects on the teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get help : This does not answer the question directly but the coloration of ones teeth is trivial compared to the health risk associated with this eating disorder. If it will motivate in that direction, the reason the teeth appear more yellow is that the enamel is being eaten away from chemical erosion from the contact with stomach acid. This is a permanent disfigurement and very costly to correct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you explain when using bulimia to lose weight, does brushing your teeth stop them from rotting?
What are the long-term effects of bulimia and even if you brush your teeth right after vomiting, will they still rot?
Bulimia and teeth: Stomach contents are very acidic and caustic to your teeth. The effect is time dependent. In other words, the longer the acids are in contact with your teeth, the more tooth destruction. However, it is not advisable to brush right after. The tooth bristles along with the acids, erode away the teeth. Rinse immediately and then brush 20-30 minutes later. Also discuss this issue with a dds and md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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