Eating disorders not only affect your health and body but also adversely affect the health of your teeth and gums. That’s why people with eating disorders should look after their oral health.
Here’s how your mouth can be affected by this disorder:
Mucosa – the gums may become inflamed, red or develop ulcers.
Teeth – the teeth can be at risk of decay and eventually enamel erosion. Tooth erosion is the thinning of the outer surface of the teeth and is caused by acid from your stomach or from acidic foods you consume.