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What should I do about my bulimia-affected teeth?

What should I do about my bulimia-affected teeth?

Talk to dentist: You need to be upfront with your dentist so they may fully understand your dental problems and formulate a treatment plan specific for you. They may want to construct custom easy to wear trays that you can fill with Fluoride or mipaste to help reduce the acid erosion of the enamel surface. You can also rinse with 1 tsp baking soda in warm water to neutralize acid. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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How long does it take for bulimia to affect your teeth?

How long does it take for bulimia to affect your teeth?

Not long: Not too long. You need to seek medical care as soon as possible. The acid from your stomach will erode the teeth and make them fragile. ...Read more

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How long into bulimia does your teeth start to be affected?

How long into bulimia does your teeth start to be affected?

Depends on frequency: When you vomit, the contents of your stomach including digestive acids contact the back of your teeth. These acids literally dissolve your tooth structure. So in reality, the process starts each and every time you vomit. Please go see your physician and or psychiatrist for help. There are many ways to help you, but you need to realize that you have a significant problem and want to help yourself! ...Read more

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How do I get my teeth back to normal after recovering from bulimia?

How do I get my teeth back to normal after recovering from bulimia?

See your dentist: The high acidic content related to bulimia can cause significant destruction of tooth structure. You need to have a thorough clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays and any additional diagnostic data to diagnose your problem(s) by your dentist. Depending on the amount of destruction, your dentist can provide you with options. ...Read more

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I know every person is different but for fixing teeth from bulimia (figuring the teeth are in very bad shape) what is the usual starting price?

I know every person is different but for fixing teeth from bulimia (figuring the teeth are in very bad shape) what is the usual starting price?

Varies...: ... But you already know that. Figuring that you need root canal therapy, a post, and a crown (worse case scenario) the fees can start at about $ 2500 per tooth and go up from there. If you are still bulimic, then the restorative work will fail no matter how well it is made. ...Read more

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What are the signs of anorexia/bulimia on your teeth?

What are the signs of anorexia/bulimia on your teeth?

They differ: Bulimia is characterized by regurgitation of stomach contents. The acid in the stomach can cause disolving of the enamel and dentin of which teeth are composed. This can be seen visually as a smooth surface representing loss of tooth structure. Anorexia usually doesn't have any physical effects on the teeth. ...Read more

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Can dentists tell if you have bulimia by looking at your teeth?

In many cases: Longstanding bulimia often causes the back surfaces of the front teeth to erode away and is in many cases clearly visible to the dentist. ...Read more

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How would girls with bulimia keep their teeth from turning yellow?

How would girls with bulimia keep their teeth from turning yellow?

Get help : This does not answer the question directly but the coloration of ones teeth is trivial compared to the health risk associated with this eating disorder. If it will motivate in that direction, the reason the teeth appear more yellow is that the enamel is being eaten away from chemical erosion from the contact with stomach acid. This is a permanent disfigurement and very costly to correct. ...Read more

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Could you explain when using bulimia to lose weight, does brushing your teeth stop them from rotting?

See your PCP: Brushing your teeth after you vomit can contribute to tooth decay. Treatment for bulimia involves psychological counseling, nutritional counseling and medication such as antidepressants. See your PCP for consultation. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of bulimia and even if you brush your teeth right after vomiting, will they still rot?

What are the long-term effects of bulimia and even if you brush your teeth right after vomiting, will they still rot?

Bulimia and teeth: Stomach contents are very acidic and caustic to your teeth. The effect is time dependent. In other words, the longer the acids are in contact with your teeth, the more tooth destruction. However, it is not advisable to brush right after. The tooth bristles along with the acids, erode away the teeth. Rinse immediately and then brush 20-30 minutes later. Also discuss this issue with a dds and md. ...Read more

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