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Our team regularly posts blogs on all aspects of bulimia, sharing our particular insights and inspiring recovery.

Ever worried that you won't be taken seriously if you tell someone you have bulimia because you don't look sick? In this article we explore the invisibility of bulimia and take a look at some wonderful awareness campaigns that aim to change the way eating disorders are percieved.   

It’s hard to understand why your loved ones sometimes act in unsupportive and insensitive ways during your bulimia recovery, but hopefully this article can help you to move forwards with those challenging relationships.

Many people who suffer from bulimia nervosa are often concerned about their teeth.

I am not one for scare tactics; but it’s true, from first hand experience, bulimia can wreck your teeth and your health.

I want to share my nightmare I went through regarding how bulimia damage my teeth. I am not trying to imply that the extent of damage I detail here will happen to you. I simply want to highlight the potential threat acid erosion can have on your health and teeth.

My bulimic teeth nightmare started pretty early and I am still having work done now to to the horrendous amount of work done to undo the damage caused by acid erosion

So here it is, my bulimic teeth dental history:

I have tried my best to be as accurate as I can. I have drawn up a timeline to show the extent of the damage and I have included a diagram at the top to show what teeth I am talking about. I have also included the cost of the treatment.

So lets get into the nitty, gritty details:

1995 – Age 13

I have perfectly straight white teeth and often get lovely comments on how nice they are. Not for long! I have already developed an abscess and need immediate root canal treatment for my front tooth. This was after purging several times over a few months. Acid erosion from occasional purge episodes was enough to cause damage.

If you struggle with diffusing "diet talk" before it triggers you into a relapse then try using these two simple strategies the next time you find yourself around triggering conversations. 

I don’t believe anyone who has an eating disorder is “crazy” or “insane” – what horrible disempowering words they are! However, I do know that a lot of the time, recovery can certainly make you feel that way. So check out these 5 top tips for staying sane in recovery...






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