Marion Office
159 Marion Blvd.
Marion, IA 52302
319-377-4225
Monticello Office
216 N Main Street # 1
Monticello, IA 52310
319-465-4666

 

Marion Office
159 Marion Blvd.
Marion, IA 52302
319-377-4225

Monticello Office
216 N Main Street # 1
Monticello, IA 52310
319-465-4666

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well. This is because many of the behaviors associated with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa—such as binge eating, self-induced vomiting, and use of diuretics or laxatives—cause changes in the mouth. 

For example, repeated episodes of vomiting, which is common in people with bulimia, release harmful stomach acids that pass through the mouth and can erode tooth enamel, causing cavities, discoloration and tooth loss.  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.


Dr. Richard Wolken

Dr. Wolken graduated in December 1975 from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa.
 

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