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Eating Disorders And Oral Health

Eating Disorders And Oral Health

Eating disorders can negatively impact oral health in some ways. Two eating disorders discussed here, anorexia and bulimia, may have overlapping negative impacts such as malnutrition. Other impacts are specific to each type of eating disorder.

Anorexia Nervosa

A type of eating disorder that is characterized by very low body weight, severe food...
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What Is A Complete Oral Exam?

What Is A Complete Oral Exam?

A complete oral exam is also called a comprehensive oral exam or a COE. It is important to note that this is not the same type of exam as a dental checkup. Dental checkups only last a few minutes, unlike a COE which can take up to half an hour.

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Complications Of An Impacted Tooth

What Is An Impacted Tooth?

An impacted tooth is a tooth that is impeded or blocked as it pushes through the gums to erupt into the mouth. The teeth that are most often impacted are the wisdom teeth. However, any tooth in the mouth can become impacted.

Complications Of An Impacted Tooth

When an impacted tooth is left...
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