How Eating Disorders Affect Your Oral Health


Eating disorders can affect more than your body and appearance. They can also change the condition of your teeth and gums.

There are also various psychological, physical and behavioural signs that can indicate the onset or the presence of eating disorders.

Eating disorders can affect your:

  • Teeth
  • Mucosa
  • Gums and bones
  • Saliva
  • Appearance of the mouth

How you can look after your mouth? Here are a few simple methods.

  • Maintain good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy
  • Eat a nutritious diet
  • Visit your dentist regularly

If you or any of your loved ones are suffering from an eating disorder, seek help from The Butterfly Foundation. They provide support for Australians suffering from this condition.

Your dentist can help with your oral hygiene routine to reduce the effects of the disorder. They can also recommend a treatment plan or procedures that will restore the look and health of your teeth and gums.

To know how your Nambour dentist can help, visit us at Smiles Nambour today.

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