Binge eating is a disorder where one consumes large amounts of food and makes one feel out of control to stop eating.This disorder brings about various effects on the body/health of an individual such as obesity which can lead to adverse effects such as cancer,high blood pressure, heart disease as well as arthritis. People suffering from binge eating disorder tend to consume large amounts of non nutritious foods thus contributing to one not meeting their nutritional needs. However, this can be controlled with certain ways like orthodontic treatment. Surprisingly, when you consider wearing Invisalign or orthodontic braces it encourages you to practice healthy eating habits. There are certain foods patients are recommended to stay away from while they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. As a result of these requirements, many patients report that they are less inclined to snack on unhealthy foods throughout the day.
Furthermore, on the dental perspective, the effects of binge eating, since they contribute non nutritional consumption of food can lead to bleeding gums as well as the soft tissues inside the mouth. Binge eating can also lead to enlarging of salivary glands which contributes to dry mouth as well as pain. Lack of consumption of enough Vitamin B3 contributes to bad breath which can contribute to emotional withdrawal.
Effects of binge eating can lead to adverse dental effects such as teeth changing colour and shape as well as becoming weak and brittle.This can be caused by constant vomiting which results to stomach acids flowing over the teeth which results to effects mentioned, making the edges of the teeth thin and weak, frequent rinsing and extensive brushing resulting from the vomiting can aggravate tooth decay.
Frequent chewing and spitting is another effect of binge eating on the teeth, Instead of chewing and swallowing food, people suffering from binge eating disorder tend to chew and spit food. Chewing foods high in sugar content leads to rotting of teeth, people who often chew and spit their food struggle with cavities and tooth decay as well as swollen glands which is extremely painful.
When you find yourself facing these dental problems and you have been constantly consuming large amounts of foods than usual, it is advisable to visit a dentist and solve the problem before the effects become adverse.