The impact of eating disorders on oral health is quite negative. In addition to severely harming the body, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa can seriously harm the teeth.
Anorexia and bulimia both have similar outcomes. The first and most visible issue for sufferers is the severe and quick loss of body mass. The essential vitamins, nutrients, and proteins that the body requires in order to grow and remain strong are not present in the food that vegans consume.
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Self-inflicted vomiting is very harmful to the teeth. It eventually results in tooth decay, which will lead to gingivitis and rotting issues.
This is due to the stomach acid that the digestive system releases. Unfortunately, despite its potent reduction of food, this acid does not distinguish between “food” and “tooth.” The result is that tooth enamel erodes. Frequent vomiting often discolours and disfigures teeth. Later in life, this could lead to costly cosmetic dental repairs.
Symptoms of Eating Disorders
The throat and mouth are especially vulnerable to eating disorders. People with severe eating disorders typically try to conceal them, but a medical professional, such as a dentist, should be able to see the damage.
It’s highly improbable that a person’s dentist won’t identify an eating disorder if they have one. Several of the cues that point to the solution include:
- Mоuth Sоrеѕ
- Vеrу Sеnѕіtіvе Tееth
- Crackеd lірѕ
- Drу Mouth
- Extrеmеlу Tender Saliva Glands
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