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How does a pica eating disorder cause tooth erosion?

People with pica disorder put abrasive and highly erosive substances such as chalk or dirt into their mouth. These items can quickly erode and wear enamel and tooth surfaces. Also, substances such as chalk prevent iron from being absorbed in the body and increase the potential for tooth erosion and loss.

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