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Your Dentist Can Help Repair Bulimia Effects on Teeth

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Your dietary patterns and behaviors can have a significant effect on your oral health. An eating disorder like bulimia or anorexia can destroy your teeth. If you engage in self-induced vomiting, your teeth are frequently exposed to the powerful stomach acids that are regurgitated through your mouth. About 89 percent of bulimic patients show signs of acid erosion on teeth, and it can eventually lead to cavities or tooth loss. If you’re anorexic, your restricted diet may lead to nutritional deficiencies that affect your teeth and bones. When tooth pain and cosmetic problems caused by disordered eating strike, your dentist can help.

10 Characteristics of Anorexic and Bulimic Teeth

Characteristic signs of enamel damage and changes in oral tissues are apparent in anorexic and bulimic teeth. The following are common dental symptoms of eating disorders and their possible consequences.

  1. Brittle, weak, and translucent teeth
  2. Swollen salivary glands
  3. Dry mouth or cracked lips
  4. Loss of gum tissue
  5. Changes in the shape, length, and color of anorexic and bulimic teeth
  6. Sudden, unexplained tooth pain
  7. Tooth decay related to excessive rinsing or brushing following vomiting
  8. Acid erosion on teeth
  9. Increased hot and cold tooth sensitivity
  10. Infection or pulp death caused by exposed dentin

Reduce Bulimia Effects on Teeth

The first physical changes caused by an eating disorder often appear in your mouth. When the underlying cause is not addressed, serious medical complications may follow. If you have signs of tooth damage caused by anorexia or bulimia, talk with your dental care professional about developing a strategy to help protect your teeth, reduce acid erosion and bulimia effects on 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 Oxon Hill, call Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill today at (240) 766-8568 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Oxon Hill. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill.

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