Reprinted from Eating Disorders Review
July/August Volume 25, Number 4
Post-Purging Oral/Dental Health: Practical Guidelines
By Jenny H. Conviser, PsyD, CEDS, Sheehan D. Fisher, PhD, and Rana Stino, DDS
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Patients with bulimia nervosa may have serious dental and oral health problems after repetitive vomiting. Tooth erosion (perimylolysis), dry mouth (xerostomia), tooth sensitivity, dental caries, and gum (periodontal) disease are common intraoral manifestations that result from the deleterious effects of the vomit’s acidic gastric content. The authors offer practical steps you can take to help protect patients from these common dental and oral health problems.
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