Franklin Dental Center | Bulimia Nervosa in Tyler

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Bulimia Nervosa
 

People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well. This is because many of the behaviors associated with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-such as binge eating, self-induced vomiting, and use of diuretics or laxatives-cause changes in the mouth.

For example, repeated episodes of vomiting, which is common in people with bulimia, releases harmful stomach acids that wear away tooth enamel and lead to gingivitis and tooth decay. Other problems, such as poorly fitting fillings and braces, are another byproduct of such eating disorders.

Brushing after episodic vomiting is actually more harmful than one would think.


 
 
Tyler Dentist | Bulimia Nervosa. Donna Franklin-Pitts, DDS is a Tyler Dentist.