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Eating Disorders and Dental Problems

Abstract: Eating disorders with vomiting is harmful for the teeth. Vomiting brings up acid gastric juice into the gullet (oesophagus)and the mouth. This can cause erosion of the teeth and wounds in the oesophagus.

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Written by: Gunborg Palme, certified psychologist and certified psychotherapist, teacher and tutor in psychotherapy.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 08 Aug 2008.

Are eating disorders with vomiting harmful for the teeth?

Answer:

Yes, vomiting brings up acid gastric juice into the gullet (oesophagus) and the mouth. This can cause erosion of the teeth and wounds in the oesophagus.

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