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I had terrible 'bulimia teeth' between the ages of 15-21... I was in the dentists office constantly! My teeth had basically been burnt out of my mouth from years of vomiting.
Tooth decay isn't one of the side effects which can cause death from bulimia. But, they do cause terrible physical and psychological suffering...
...I think, from a bulimics point of view... Bulimia teeth are one of the most humiliating signs of bulimia. Having your illness staring everyone in the face... every time you open your mouth is draining.
Below I am going to give you some tips on how you can avoid getting tooth decay as a result of your bulimia ... And for those of you who already have bad decay... I will give you advice on treatments. I hope you find this helpful!
Having damaged and painful teeth really does suck. Make sure you do your best to keep your teeth healthy by doing the following 5 things:
It might be too late to prevent bulimia related tooth decay... but there are definitely things that you can do to stop a bulimia tooth (or 2, or 3) from becoming a whole mouth of bulimia teeth! There are also options for dental treatments which you might find interesting:
So, as you will see...
My teeth are fine now. The front two are a little yellow - but it's something only I notice.
The effects of bulimia don't have to be permanent... You just need the right oral care, the right dentist, and the right bulimia recovery advice... To begin your recovery journey, think about joining my newsletter below.
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Article by Shaye Boddington
Author of your-bulimia-recovery.com
and creator of The Bulimia Recovery Program and Community