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J Am Dent Assoc. 2002 Dec;133(12):1689-91.

Oral care for patients with bulimia.

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Clinical Research Associates, Provo, Utah 84604, USA.


Various conditions cause rapid and debilitating erosion of teeth. One of the most common is bulimia, or the binge-purge syndrome. Dentists frequently encounter patients who have this problem. The dentist should confirm the possibility of bulimia, refer the patient to a competent eating-disorder clinic, counsel the patient about her or his condition and restore the patient's mouth to a state of health and esthetic acceptability. Dental treatment of such patients will vary depending on the severity of the erosion.

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