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May 21, 2010 4:07 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Eating disorders take toll on teeth

Eating disorders take a serious toll on the health of the patient, including the oral health.

A lack of adequate vitamins, minerals, proteins and other nutrientsmay have the following consequences:

  • gums and other soft tissue inside your mouth may bleed easily
  • glands that produce saliva may swell
  • chronic dry mouth
  • throwing up frequently can affect teeth can strip enamel from teeth
  • hot and cold sensitivity of teeth

 

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