Eating Disorders and Your Teeth: What’s the Effect?

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“Eating disorders – generally affecting more women than men – are serious illnesses in which people become fixated on how much they eat……..Regardless of the specific eating disorder a person may suffer from, the body becomes deprived of vitamins, minerals, proteins and other nutrients that are essential for maintaining good health. In the long run, lacking vitamins and other nutrients the body needs could lead to serious injuries affecting the major organs, muscles and even the teeth and oral health.”

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Eating disorders, as said in the article, can have serious destuctive effects on your teeth, causing them to break down easier and white color of teeth enamel fade. Eating disorders are very serious and can lead to many health problems, seek help if you are being affected by any of these.