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ANOREXIA/BULIMIA & ORAL CARE

Definition

Anorexia is an eating disorder where a person has a fear of weight gain and a compromised view of their body size and shape. They can’t maintain a normal body weight and they go into semi-starvation, which deprives the body of the nutrients it needs. Osteoporosis can develop as a result of anorexia, weakening the bones in the jaw that support the teeth, leading to tooth loss.

Bulimia is an eating disorder where a person engages in a cycle of binge eating (large amounts of food) and purging (vomiting, use of laxatives, excessive exercising and fasting) several times a week. The stomach acids in the vomit pass through the mouth and can erode tooth enamel, causing tooth erosion and sensitivity, discoloration and possible tooth loss

Oral Health Effects Of ANOREXIA/BULIMIA

With anorexia, osteoporosis can develop, weakening the bones in the jaw that support the teeth, leading to tooth loss. With bulimia, the stomach acids in the vomit pass through the mouth and can erode tooth enamel, causing tooth erosion and sensitivity, discoloration and possible tooth loss.

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