Dental health can be severely affected during the course of an eating disorder due to the acid associated with frequent vomiting and nutritional deficiencies. The stomach acids from purging are absorbed into the teeth and slowly begin to eat away at the enamel. This can cause loss of tooth structure, infections, broken, worn, and eroded teeth. Studies have shown that up to 89% of bulimic patients show signs of tooth erosion. Our dentist treats dental issues caused by eating disorders in Houston, Texas. With the help of Dr. Craig Mabrito and Dr. Ximena Camacho, these dental ramifications caused by serious eating disorder conditions can be improved with restorative dental techniques.
Dentists are often the first to recognize a patient has an eating disorder due to several classic symptoms and signs including:
Feel free to contact Mabrito Dental today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.