Pearly White Protection

I know we aren’t supposed to talk about it, but for those who struggle with bulimia, dental health can be a real concern. That stomach acid isn’t meant to be on your teeth! Even if you’re embarrassed, make regular dentist check-ups and do what you can to keep your teeth strong.

Make a resolution now to never go to bed without flossing and brushing your teeth.

The best way to do this is to start with a good, strong dental floss. Have your dentist or hygienist show you the proper way to floss. When you have this down pat, it should only take you about 2 minutes to do your entire mouth.

Then, make an investment in a good electric toothbrush. The better models are designed to let you know how long you are brushing and usually will signal you every two minutes. Most major studies show it takes 4 minutes to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. So, once it beeps, reset it.
Finally, after your 4 minutes are up, put a small amount of toothpaste on a manual brush, and scrub (that’s right, scrub) the biting surfaces of your teeth and your tongue! Cleaning your tongue is important as it has many grooves and crevices where bacteria can hide. Scrubbing is important for overall dental cleanliness and health.

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

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