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The effect of eating disorders on dental health

teeth health smile dentist dentalphobia childrenEating disorders can result in serious damage to dental health, as well as other detrimental effects on health such as heart failure, hair loss and osteoporosis.

Key takeaways:

– The acidic nature of vomit can corrode the protective enamel layer of teeth, making them more susceptible to decay.

– Rinsing with water after vomiting and using fluoride mouthwashes can help minimise damage caused by vomiting.

– Enamel erosion happens in 9/10 patients with bulimia.

“Although it can be difficult to talk about your eating disorder, it’s a good idea to tell your dentist about your eating problem.”

Read the full story here: http://www.irishnews.com/lifestyle/2016/11/30/news/ask-the-dentist-eating-disorders-are-damaging-to-teeth-807222/?utm_content=buffer56f8e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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