How Eating Disorders Affect Your Oral Health
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are eating disorders that have many adverse, physiological consequences on the body including serious oral health problems.
Alterations in Oral Health
There may be inflammation, reddening, or ulceration of the gums
Decay (leading to cavities in the teeth)
Corrosion (from stomach acid or from acidic comestibles)
Gums and Bones
There is increased risk of gum disease and hence, bone susceptibility