Effects Of Eating Disorders On The Teeth

One of the main causes of damage to the teeth is due to erosion and it is something we are increasingly seeing with our patients. 

There are two main categories of tooth wear – internal and external. External is due to factors outside of the body, mostly in the diet such as acidic foods and drinks. Internal tooth wear is usually due to acid build up in the mouth due to vomiting, reflux or regurgitation.

One of the main causes of internal tooth wear is due to the condition Bulimia Nervosa. This is a recent article  published in an eminent dental journal which describes well the effects on the teeth due to bulimia.


One of the difficulties for someone who suffers from bulimia is that they often will keep it hidden and will not want to share with others that they have the condition.

As dental professionals, we have an obligation to maintain confidentiality and if you would like to speak with us about how we can help improve the condition of your mouth, it would not be discussed with anyone else without your consent. At Brightside Dental, we have helped a number of patients with bulimia to help improve the condition of their mouth by treating previous damage, along with helping to prevent future issues. If you would like any further advice, please give us a call on 020 88884401.