Eating Disorders and their Impact on your Teeth

If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, it is important that you are honest with all of your health care providers, including your dentist and hygienist. They may already suspect an eating disorder based on visible changes to your oral health and can help you try to take better care of your teeth while you are hopefully getting the treatment you need for your disorder.

Changes can include bad breath, dry mouth, tooth erosion from vomiting and an increased rate of tooth decay. There can also be a loss of tissue due to a very restictive diet or excessive intake of acidic “diet” foods. Click here for more dental complications that can result.

As with any medical condition you reveal to your health care provider, your dentist and hygienist will keep your private health history confidential. 

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