For example, repeated
episodes of vomiting, which is common in people with bulimia,
releases harmful stomach acids that wear away tooth enamel and
lead to gingivitis and tooth decay.
Other problems, such as
poorly fitting fillings and braces, are another byproduct of
such eating disorders.
Brushing after episodic
vomiting is actually more harmful than one would think. The best
practice is to rinse thoroughly with a neutral solution such as
baking soda and water.