Eating disorders can result in serious damage to dental health, as well as other detrimental effects on health such as heart failure, hair loss and osteoporosis.
– The acidic nature of vomit can corrode the protective enamel layer of teeth, making them more susceptible to decay.
– Rinsing with water after vomiting and using fluoride mouthwashes can help minimise damage caused by vomiting.
– Enamel erosion happens in 9/10 patients with bulimia.
“Although it can be difficult to talk about your eating disorder, it’s a good idea to tell your dentist about your eating problem.”
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