Dr Dental – Acid Reflux

03/04/23 10:04 AM

There are many people that are dealing with Gastroesophageal reflux disease which is relatively a common condition.  Acid Reflux is when the stomach acid are refluxed up, which may cause problems to your esophagus as well as your oral health and teeth if left untreated.   With regards to the one oral health care acid reflux can cause enamel erosion. Which can lead to tooth decay and other dental issues.  Acid reflux can also cause bad breath issues.  So it is not only important to speak to a doctor when dealing with acid reflux but also talk to your dentist.

Let your dentist know that you are dealing with acid reflux.  That way they will know to check more carefully for signs of tooth enamel erosion as well as wear on fillings. You may want to see a dentist more the just twice a year if you have constant acid reflux issues.  Stomach acid will quickly damage teeth if you do not stay on top of your oral health care.  So see a doctor for help in controlling your acid reflux and see a dentist regular to maintain your teeth health.   Also here is a good tip that may help you when you do get acid reflux and it comes up in your mouth. Immediately after do not brush but rinse with baking soda.  Baking soda will help neutralize the effects of the stomach acid that comes up into your mouth. Keep a record of food that make you more sensitive to getting acid reflux and try to limit yourself on those foods.

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