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Dire Dental Consequences for Anorexic and Bulimic Teeth

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Dietary choices and habits play a significant role in your oral health, and an eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa can have detrimental effects on your teeth. Exposure to stomach acids caused by repeated self-induced vomiting frequently results in acid erosion on teeth that leads to tooth decay. Up to 89 percent of people suffering from bulimia show signs of damage to tooth enamel, and the problem is also seen in people with severely restrictive dietary habits such as those with anorexia nervosa. Although the harmful behaviors common to eating disorders can produce serious health complications, dental pain is often the reason victims seek help.

Anorexia and Bulimia Effects on Teeth: Common Signs and Symptoms

Anorexic and bulimic teeth show characteristic signs of damage that your dentist can recognize. The following are common dental symptoms of eating disorders and their possible consequences.

  • Changes in the shape, length, and color of anorexic and bulimic teeth
  • Loss of gum tissue
  • Weak, brittle, and translucent teeth
  • Spontaneous, unexplained tooth pain
  • Signs of acid erosion on teeth which may develop in as early as six months
  • Increased sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Exposed dentin resulting in infection or pulp death
  • Tooth decay related to excessive rinsing or brushing following vomiting
  • Enlarged salivary glands
  • Dry mouth or cracked lips

Your Dentist Can Help You Lessen Bulimia Effects on Teeth

Changes in your mouth are often the first physical signs of an eating disorder. When the underlying cause is not addressed, serious medical complications may follow. If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of anorexia or bulimia effects on teeth, talk with your dental care professional about developing a strategy to help protect your teeth, and improve your overall oral health while you obtain treatment for your eating disorder.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Orlando, call Advanced Dental Care at RDV Sportsplex today at (321) 594-2624 or make an appointment.

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