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Doctor insights on: Bulimic Teeth

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have been on and off bulimic for 5 years, gone months throwing up everyday but sometimes only once a week, teeth are fine when will it affect them?

I have been on and off bulimic for 5 years, gone months throwing up everyday but sometimes only once a week, teeth are fine when will it affect them?

Bulimia: It is very probable that this condition will eventually damage your teeth. Please get support for your eating disorder. Go inpatient if necessary. It can save your life. I respect the struggle but it is worth it to be free of this burden. Ask your doc for a referral to a good treatment facility. The Renfrew Center is but one. Peace and good health.

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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.

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Bulimic since I was 15 my chest and back are in pain. Some blood came out from my wee and mouth. What's wrong with me?

Bulimic since I was 15 my chest and back are in pain. Some blood came out from my wee and mouth. What's wrong with me?

Bleeding.: Bulimea can lead to esophagitis and esophageal tears, which can in turn lead to bleeding. Please see your gastro doctor to arradge for endoscop[y.

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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.

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How to tell if these are symptoms mouth cancer or if it's from being bulimic?

How to tell if these are symptoms mouth cancer or if it's from being bulimic?

See your dentist: Firstly, you should perhaps seek treatment for your bulimia. The "reflux" (bringing up) of gastric acids causes severe erosion of tooth enamel, specifically on back of front teeth. May also irritate soft tissues. Mouth cancer can present in many places (tongue, cheeks, floor of mouth, etc) with varied appearance. A dentist, (especially an oral surgeon) may be best for judging. Don't wait.

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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.

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I have been bulimic for 4 years. After the last purge, I got extremely painful heartburn. I had stomach acid pooling in mouth. Is it just heartburn or something more?

I have been bulimic for 4 years. After the last purge, I got extremely painful heartburn. I had stomach acid pooling in mouth. Is it just heartburn or something more?

No: As you know, the cure/treatment isn't about treatment of one symptom only to have this recur or worsen. Please consider seeking a caring health care provider. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/bulimia-nervosa-treatment-overview.

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Are nutrients taken in through the stomach or mouth? My medical teacher told me that no nutrients or calories are taken in while in the stomach. But this confuses me because if that were so wouldn't bulimic people be able to throw up all of there calories

Are nutrients taken in through the stomach or mouth? My medical teacher told me that no nutrients or calories are taken in while in the stomach. But this confuses me because if that were so wouldn't bulimic people be able to throw up all of there calories

Tricky question: This depends on what you mean by "taken in." obviously you take nutrients into your body through your mouth when you eat them, but dr. Weiss gives a great answer about what happens once they're there. The stomach helps break down foods so that the rest of the digestive system -- the small intestine being huge in this -- can absorb them. Some say, "you aren't what you eat, but what you absorb.".

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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.

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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)?

Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss properly after each meal for approximately two minutes. Have your own dentist or dental hygienist make sure you are doing both properly. Don't skip meals or days.

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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.

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How to treat teeths that have cavities?

How to treat teeths that have cavities?

See a dentist: Teeth with cavities are at risk for deeper infections and inflammation/infection of the gums, and would need to be treated by a dentist.

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Can I fix teeth?

Can I fix teeth?

Yes: A dentist is a skilled professional that fix teeth. Crowns, porcelain veneers, and array of restorative materials can be used to fix teeth.

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My teeth are loose?

My teeth are loose?

See dentist ASAP: Teeth should not be loose. If they are, you may have disease of the supporting bone/gum complex, or a systemic problem such as diabetes. Don't let tis go...Have an examination asap. This is not a problem that self-resolves.

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How do teeth harden?

How do teeth harden?

Tooth calcification: If you mean how teeth harden as a they develop inside of the jaw the answer is calcification of the tooth bud. This is a one time & permanent process. As the teeth grow into the mouth, their surface can pick up Fluoride or calcium form saliva and harden to some degree. Of course, the most important thing is to take steps to prevent "decalcification" of the tooth or "decay" by proper oral hygiene.

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Why do I teeth clench?

Why do I teeth clench?

Stress: Often teeth clenching is caused by stress. Consider stress reducing methods or activities. Consult with your dentist for a night guard to help with clenching.

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