Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Harmful Effects Bulimia Can Have on Oral Health

It is estimated that eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide. 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime.

It's likely that we have all known someone who suffers from an eating disorder.  Bulemia Nervosa is a psychiatric disorder that involves frequent purging of stomach contents in order to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight. It is one of many types of eating disorders but is particularly troubling because it primarily affects teen girls between the ages of 15 and 19, and young women into their early 20's.  What many people don't know is that the disease has a devastating effect on dental health.  

Click the link below to read a wonderful article about the effects of Bulimia on teeth and gums and what can be done to prevent and treat it

You will find the full article here.   

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