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Some women at risk for poor dental health
Updated: 2/19/2009 3:00:41 PM

Some women at risk for poor dental health A certain condition that causes a more intense and painful menstruation may debilitate a woman's dental health.

Women who suffer from dysmenorrheal may experience regular vomiting as a symptom, which can cause severe tooth erosion, according to a study published in General Dentistry.

The condition may cause teeth to appear brownish and cause high sensitivity. It can also be mistaken for an eating disorder, save for one difference.

"Whereas bulimia nervosa is a voluntary act - the woman induces vomiting herself - dysmenorrhea is involuntary. Contractions in the uterus or the abdominal wall force the patient to vomit without any cause," said Dr Mohamed Bassiouny, author of the study.

Approximately 52 percent of the population suffers from the condition and women who have dysmenorrheal may not detect it till later in life, according to Bassiouny.

The doctor said women who suspect they may have the condition, and who are vomiting regularly, may want to see a dentist, who can diagnosis the condition due to the erosion pattern left on the teeth and administer dental care.

News of the study precedes National Eating Disorder Week, which takes place between February 22nd and 28th.

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