Seattle cosmetic dentist Dr. Brian McKay of Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry is a nationally recognized dental care expert with a unique focus on helping those recovering from Bulimia and its affects. For more than 25 years, Dr. McKay has delivered exceptionally compassionate and comprehensive dental care to bulimics in a completely confidential and non-judgmental environment.
He is the founder of The Smile Within Foundation author of Bulimia is a Dental Disease.
“Bulimia can be a very cruel disease,” says Dr. McKay. “The incredibly deep emotional work that many women and men who suffer from bulimia complete to overcome this disease is absolutely incredible. For me, it is gratifying and humbling to play a role in helping make sufferers of bulimia feel whole again by giving them back their smiles. Best of all, the smile of someone who has recovered from bulimia lights up their entire being and touches me every time.”
Dr. McKay began working with Dr. Greg Jantz from The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, a world-renowned eating disorder care and treatment center in western Washington, nearly 25 years ago. Dr. Jantz is highly acclaimed for his ability to counsel people suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and compulsive overeating. He has always recognized that binging and purging activity can result in significant damage to teeth.
How Bulimia Affects Teeth
In bulimics who purge, the enamel layer of teeth is often stripped. When this happens, the teeth are weakened and become more susceptible to damage and decay.
Because tooth enamel is the body’s only tissue that cannot regenerate, it must be addressed with in-office dental care. To restore damaged enamel, tooth decay, lost teeth and infected gums, Dr. McKay and his team create a comprehensive plan of care—often in collaboration with other care providers in your circle—to support physical health, restore oral function, and support well-being, as well as self-confidence with a beautiful smile.
Learn more about Dr. McKay’s expertise in dental care for those who have dealt with bulimia.
To learn more about how Dr. McKay can help you, please call our Patient Concierge at 206-973-2407. Your consultative visit is completely confidential.