Table 2.

Knowledge of oral cues of eating disorders (dentists n=207; dental hygienists n=369)

Oral ManifestationPractitionerNot a sign f (%)Unsure f (%)A sign f (%)
*Literature inconsistent with regard to dental carries and periodontal disease as manifestations of disordered eating behaviors; thus, correct answer would be “unsure.”
Dentin hypersensitivityDentists4 (1.9)15 (7.2)188 (90.8)
Hygienists7 (1.9)24 (6.5)338 (91.6)
Dental caries*Dentists21 (10.1)18 (8.7)168 (81.2)
Hygienists14 (3.8)15 (4.1)340 (92.1)
XerostomiaDentists13 (6.3)80 (38.6)114 (55.1)
Hygienists9 (2.4)66 (17.9)294 (79.7)
Parotid enlargementDentists10 (4.8)136 (65.7)61 (29.5)
Hygienists9 (2.4)173 (46.9)187 (50.7)
Parotid dysfunctionDentists9 (4.3)134 (64.7)64 (30.9)
Hygienists6 (1.6)179 (48.5)184 (49.9)
Enamel erosion of lingual and occlusal surfaces of maxillary posterior teethDentists9 (4.3)7 (3.4)191 (92.3)
Hygienists35 (9.5)27 (7.3)307 (83.2)
Enamel erosion of lingual surface of mandibular anterior teethDentists42 (20.3)29 (14.0)136 (65.7)
Hygienists73 (19.8)34 (9.2)262 (71.0)
Peridontal disease*Dentists42 (20.3)69 (33.3)96 (46.4)
Hygienists72 (19.5)132 (35.8)165 (44.7)
Gingival inflammationDentists13 (6.3)41 (19.8)153 (73.9)
Hygienists15 (4.1)67 (18.2)287 (77.8)