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I’m in the same position. The way I figure, I already need help with one thing so why create another problem too? (probably what you were thinking as well when you posted your question here on the boards) So I did research on how to protect my teeth and ran across the following which you might also find useful >>

“Preventive measures can be taken to help protect teeth. Patients with eating disorders are advised to not brush right away after vomiting because it can accelerate tooth enamel erosion. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the most effective treatment is to rinse with a fluoride rinse, then use a counter-acting paste, such as baking soda and water, and rub it on the teeth after vomiting to neutralize the acid. After 30 seconds, rinse the paste off, brush, floss, and use a mouthwash to freshen the mouth. If this routine is not possible, rinse the mouth with warm water after purging. If you have already suffered damage to your teeth as a result of bulimia, your dentist can restore them with bonding materials once the purging episodes have stopped.”

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Please take care of yourself (and I don’t mean just your teeth [img][/img]) Best of luck and have a great weekend.

Most kindly,

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