Tupelo Dentist- Dr. John Kenney's "Your Dental Health"- Eating Disorders & Your Teeth
Speaker 1: Your Dental Health, brought to you by Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
John P. Kenney: It has been estimated that more than 10 million Americans currently are affected by serious eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. While anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, they are most common in teens and young adult women. Eating disorders can rob the body of adequate minerals, vitamins, proteins, and other nutrients needed for good health.
John P. Kenney: Eating disorders can also affect oral health, and more and more dentists are becoming the first line of defense when it comes to spotting eating disorders in patients. Bad breath, sensitive teeth, and tooth erosion are just a few of the signs a dentist use to determine whether a patient suffers from eating disorders. Sometimes these disorder may not be discovered until it's too late and then irreversible damage has been done to the body as well as the teeth.
John P. Kenney: If you know of someone suspected of having an eating disorder, encourage him or her to see their doctor or dentist as soon as possible. For Your Dental Health, I'm Dr. John Kenney.
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