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How Eating Disorders Affect Your Oral Health

Wantirna South Dentist Trivia: How Eating Disorders Affect Your Oral Health

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are eating disorders that have many adverse, physiological consequences on the body including serious oral health problems.

Alterations in Oral Health


There may be inflammation, reddening, or ulceration of the gums


Decay (leading to cavities in the teeth)

Corrosion (from stomach acid or from acidic comestibles)

Gums and Bones

There is increased risk of gum disease and hence, bone susceptibility


Lowered saliva production causing “dry mouth”


Heightened shininess of the teeth and chips may start forming on the edges of the teeth.

Teeth may take on a yellowish or chalky appearance.


Increased sensitivity to cold and sweet edibles

Increasing occasions of pain due to decay

Mucosa discomfort, burning, or bleeding

Caring for Your Mouth

Brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush.

Floss once a day.

Rinse after sweets or alcohol.

Talk to your dentist. They can help you to improve your techniques.

You don’t have to let an eating disorder damage your wellness and your smile.

At Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Surgery, we promise to give you the best oral care possible.

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