With September designated as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we applaud everyone who has already succeeded in kicking these harmful habits. Our cosmetic dentistry services for Bellevue area residents offer highly effective options in resolving the unfortunate damages these addictions may have inflicted on your oral health.
Studies show that people with alcohol abuse problems are more likely to develop periodontal disease, caries and potentially precancerous oral lesions. Regular use of drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin or methamphetamine can also result in tooth grinding, ulceration and infection of the gums, dry mouth, erosion of tooth enamel, jaw clenching, tooth loss and other oral health concerns. Even for those who have successfully overcome these addictions, much of this damage will remain an issue until professionally addressed by a highly skilled dentist.
Once any periodontal disease, infections and decay have been resolved, cosmetic options including porcelain veneers, dental implants, cosmetic bonding and professional teeth whitening can be utilized to dramatically reinvent your smile to one that you’re proud to share with others. You may have had substance abuse issues in the past, but your smile doesn’t need to advertise it to others. Contact Dr. Files today and learn how cosmetic dentistry options for Bellevue area residents can help you to speak about National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month with a healthy, dazzling ear-to-ear smile.