Eating Disorders and Your Teeth

Harmful habits such as a restrictive diet and/or vomiting can lead to significant tooth damage.

Exposing the teeth to an unusually high level of acidity can lead to tooth erosion, weakened enamel, and sensitivity.  This can happen as soon as 6 months from the onset of the eating disorder.

Changes in the mouth can be one of the first physical signs of an eating disorder.

As dental professionals at Life Smiles family dentistry in Plymouth, MN, we are here to help with your teeth and to encourage you to seek help for your eating issues.

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