It is estimated that in the U.S., as many as 10 million females and 1 million males currently battle an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia (NEDA). At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, we regularly work with individuals who are overcoming eating disorders to restore their dental health as they re-establish their whole body wellness. The restoration of one’s teeth with my team at Dental Health and Wellness Boston symbolizes so much more than replacing lost tooth structure. A healthy new smile represents a wonderful start on your path to healing for your health, your looks and your life. We invite you to continue reading for more about options for the treatment of eating disorders and contact us today to schedule your completely confidential consultation to begin your road to dental recovery.
To overcome these difficult disorders, we want to share resources including MEDA (Multiservice Eating Disorders Association) and NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association). MEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. In addition to hosting educational presentations to spread information about disorders, causes and treatment options, MEDA offers an array of support groups and services including individual assessments, consultations and coaching sessions. Based locally in Newton, MEDA has helped countless MA residents move forward to healthier phase in their lives.
NEDA was formed in 2001, when Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention (EDAP) joined forces with the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA) – merging the largest and longest standing eating disorders prevention and advocacy organizations in the world. Over the years, their national toll-free helpline has assisted families, friends and individuals in finding the appropriate treatment plan. NEDA hosts fundraising and awareness events, is a leader in research efforts and offers information and resources readily on their website.
As a Boston dentist who specializes in dental treatment for bulimia, I see the struggles my patients face in combating eating disorders. If you or someone you love is suffering from a difficult disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, we encourage you to reach out to organizations like MEDA and NEDA. With support and knowledge, a brighter, healthier future is just around the corner.
To learn more about Dental Health & Wellness Boston’s dental care options for patients with eating disorders, visit our website.