Of the numerous physical symptoms and medical complications associated with eating disorders, it is quite likely that a dental team member, whether a dentist, dental hygienist or oral health educator, could be the first health professional to notice the existence of an eating disorder. 

The following details some of the effects that eating disorders have on the teeth.   

There are many practices associated with eating disorders that have serious implications for oral health, which include: constant glasses of fizzy drinks; self-induced vomiting: vitamin and mineral deficiencies.