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Eating Disorders and Dentistry

Nov 9th, 2016

Eating disorders are a serious problem in today’s society. More than 10 million Americans currently suffer from serious eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. These eating disorders take a serious toll on your body as well as on your teeth.

People who suffer from anorexia starve themselves in order to attain the weight that they desire. By starving themselves they are not getting the appropriate amount of nutrients from their diet. A lack of important nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin C cause teeth to become weak. Without these important nutrients, oral health and overall health suffer.

Sufferers of bulimia will binge eat and then make themselves vomit in order to reverse the effects of the food that they ate. While this method is extremely harmful to your overall health, it poses a serious threat to your teeth. The acid from your stomach is exposed to your teeth when vomiting regularly. This acid wears away at enamel and causes decay.

People who have eating disorders are at risk of having worn, thin, and translucent teeth. Seeing a professional is your best option in fighting an eating disorder, but often times your dentist can see the signs and help you get help.

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