Is it true that vomiting in the long term can ruin the dental enamel? Should I prevent vomiting?
Yes, it's true. Self-induced vomiting can cause erosions of
the dental enamel, the teeth can become chipped and corroded and this can
increase the frequency of dental decays. Also, the salivary glands can
become much bigger, and this swelling can bring on inflammations and
The psychological and physical consequences of such a practice can also
be much more serious, since vomiting can cause cardiac arrhythmias.
Besides, it's important to understand that vomiting is only a way
to add problems to problems instead of a method to solve them.
If vomiting is a part of your emotional problems, you'd better see
a dental specialist and ask him for suggestions to protect your teeth, in
the meanwhile, try to solve your main physical or psychological problems.