Nervosa & Your Teeth
Bulimia Nervosa is an Eating Disorder
A person with Bulimia Nervosa may eat a lot of food at one time, make themselves vomit, go a long time without eating, exercise too much, and use medicine to lose weight. It is a physical and mental problem.
Bulimia Nervosa damages oral health, some of the physical problems caused by Bulimia Nervosa:
Bleeding of gums
Rotting of teeth because of acid in vomit
Damage to tooth fillings
These are Signs of Bulimia Nervosa:
Brushing teeth too much, as many as 7-8 times per day
Gum chewing, drinking lots of diet soft drinks, too much rinsing with mouthwash, sensitive teeth, and sore throat
How to Help Someone who has Bulimia Nervosa:
Try talking to the person and tell them to get help from their Doctor. Their Dentist can help them with their oral health problems.