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Dent Clin North Am. 2001 Jul;45(3):491-511.

Eating disorders in women's oral health.

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.


Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder are a serious concern in women's oral health and a clinical challenge to dental professionals. Each of these eating disorders presents with unique patterns of psychologic, medical, and dental characteristics. Appropriate dental treatment is based in the multidisciplinary facets of these conditions. The dental team should be mindful that individuals who suffer from these disorders may relapse into previous negative eating behaviors. The knowledgeable dental professional may be able to intercept these habits through regular recall intervals and thorough examination.

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