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How long do you have to be bulimic before you damage your teeth?

How long do you have to be bulimic before you damage your teeth?

No specific time: The acids from the stomach are very very acidic and dissolve the tooth structure. So it depends on the number of exposures per day, per month..... The damage can start immediately or accumulate over time. Only a dental health care provider can determine how much damage has been caused. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects to my health for being bulimic? I know about bthe erosion to teeth.

What are the long term effects to my health for being bulimic? I know about bthe erosion to teeth.

Many health effects: Bulimia impacts health in many ways, including electrolyte imbalance which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and death, esophageal inflammation ; tears, swollen salivary glands, and more. Depression often accompanies this condition. The good news: it can be treated. For a more inclusive run-down: http://tinyurl.Com/mm5s4m5 and http://tinyurl.Com/34sc4p the effects go far beyond teeth. ...Read more

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My teeth are yellow because i used to be bulimic. Will they be able to turn white again?

My teeth are yellow because i used to be bulimic. Will they be able to turn white again?

You would need: To be evaluated by a dentist to determine the best course of treatment for you. Bleaching or veneering might be options once you're dentist has cleared that there are no conditions that need to be treated first. ...Read more

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Dentist said I have thin teeth. Said i may be born with it. I was never bulimic. What other causes? Any way 2 protect teeth? Sign of week skeletn?

Dentist said I have thin teeth.  Said i may be born with it.  I was never bulimic.  What other causes? Any way 2 protect teeth?  Sign of week skeletn?

Congetial defects: This could be congenital or possibly from acids in foods/drinks. You may be a candidate for protective restorations like veneers or crowns. Some people can be helped by re-mineralizing tooth pastes and fluorides. ...Read more

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I know there's a difference between dental erosion and caries. But can a bulimic have caries without erosion?

I know there's a difference between dental erosion and caries. But can a bulimic have caries without erosion?

Yes: Anyone can get dental caries, bulimic or not. Bulimia with dental erosion increases the risk. The best preventive treatment is regular brushing, flossing, and periodic dental checkups. ...Read more

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Recovering bulimic getting dental implants in 2 molars, what will happen if i relapse? Will they come out? What about the healing? Need to get them.

Recovering bulimic getting dental implants in 2 molars, what will happen if i relapse? Will they come out? What about the healing? Need to get them.

Good treatment: Bulimia is not a contraindication in having dental implant. Bulimia seems to have problem with enamel erosion, and it affect regular tooth but not implant. The healing should be normal. I would recommend 2 stages therapy with the implant placed submerge and sutured with vicryl suture (high acidic enviro will break the self resorbable kind). Good occlusion in the restored implant is a must. ...Read more

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Dental hygiene advice on the best proper care routine, techniques, and precautions for bulimics. It relapsesapproximately 5-7 days monthly; otherwise has a healthy diet.

Dental hygiene advice on the best proper care routine, techniques, and precautions for bulimics. It relapsesapproximately 5-7 days monthly; otherwise has a healthy diet.

Floride rinse: Bulimia is destructive to your teeth due to the high concentration of gastrointestinal acids that pass through the oral cavity. This lowers the ph of the area and causes destruction of enamel until the ph can be increased to a more neutral level. Using a Fluoride rinse like act! will help by increasing the ph at a more rapid rate than your saliva does naturally. ...Read more

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How can we can relax to our teeths?

Please reask your ?: I believe you are asking how can you relax your jaw so that your teeth are not clenching and causing tenderness, sensitivity and wearing them down which is called bruxing, but I am not certain that is your question. If it is, you are probably doing at night which is called nocturnal bruxism and a large % of the people do this. See your dentist and ask about having a bruxism appliance being made. ...Read more

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How to keep my teeths white using healthy methods (Not damaging my teeths) ?

How to keep my teeths white using healthy methods (Not damaging my teeths) ?

White teth: The primary reason of discoloring teeth is the stains from food and drinks. You must rinse your mouth after every meals and wipe out the teeth surface with squeeze cloth which can remove the plaque . Brush Morning ,Evening 15 seconds each quad of teeth There are several tooth paste which cause removal of stain while brushing on a daily basis . Visit Dentist Twice a year for check up and cleani ...Read more

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How is eating neat honey for teeths health?

How is eating neat honey for teeths health?

No problem : With the proper oral hygiene, honey should be fine for you and your teeth (but not for an infant). It has high sugar content, so be sure to brush and floss, and of course, see your dentist regularly anyway. ...Read more

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