Eating Disorders and Teeth

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blogs | 0 comments

Did you know that eating disorders are a leading cause of dental problems? These compulsive diseases are known to cause several problems, such as enamel erosion, sensitivity to hot and cold, and decreased saliva production.

Continuous vomiting leaves teeth susceptible to stomach acids, which eat away at enamel. The teeth deteriorate and become candidates for major problems. Extensive decay, breakage, and even tooth loss are all associated with eating disorders.

Numerous cavities over a small amount of time are a major problem for patients with eating disorders. Binging and purging are to blame for this. The sugar in food assaults tooth enamel when it’s consumed and purging subsequently washes the teeth in stomach acid. This acid is highly corrosive to teeth. Also, because eating disorders leave teeth highly fragile, infection is a possibility.

At Wellesley Dental Group, Drs. Ali are happy to help turn your oral health around. They will evaluate your mouth and devise a treatment plan to restore your smile to its radiant beauty. Please call us at 781-237-9071 or email us at smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to schedule an appointment today!

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