In a small scale study, the average onset of eating disorders was 16 years of age with an average duration of 4.4 years. Patients with eating disorders had more severe dental erosion, gingival bleeding and decayed, missing or filled teeth as compared to controls.
Source: Sevels I, Clinical Abstracts, Oral Health, July/August 2013, Vol 90, No 6, pg 44-45.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
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