DrDental Acid Reflux Damage – How Acid Reflux can Damage your Teeth

02/02/24 12:01 PM

What is Acid Reflux, and how does it affect your teeth? Acid reflux is a condition that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus. Acid Reflux can cause a range of symptoms, including heartburn, regurgitation, and nausea. However, many people are unaware that acid reflux can damage their teeth. The acid from the stomach can erode the enamel on your teeth, leading to tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and even tooth decay. It’s essential to be aware of this potential complication and take steps to protect your teeth if you suffer from acid reflux.

Acid Reflux Dental Care Tips

If you suffer from acid reflux, taking care of your teeth is vital to avoid potential damage. Here are some dental care tips to help you protect your teeth:

  1. Rinse with baking soda: After an acid reflux episode, rinse your mouth with baking soda to neutralize the stomach acid. Avoid brushing your teeth immediately after, as the abrasive action of the toothbrush can damage the weakened enamel.
  2. Keep a food diary: Keep track of the foods that trigger your acid reflux symptoms and avoid them as much as possible. A food diary can help reduce the frequency and intensity of your symptoms when you know the foods that bother you and protect your teeth from further damage.
  3. Consult with your dentist: Talk to your dentist about your acid reflux and the potential damage it can cause to your teeth. Your dentist can provide personalized advice on protecting your teeth and maintaining good oral health.
Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


DRDENTAL.COM DISCLOSURES: This is not an attempt to describe the product coverage and its' contents but merely used as a sales tool for the purpose of product illustration. The website and its' owners cannot make recommendations as to whether any illustrated product may meet the users' particular needs. Therefore, the suitability of the product is the final determination of the user of this website. The use of this website is acceptance of the sites' privacy statement. Coverage is not in effect until an application is signed, transmitted, payment received and approved by the underwriting company unless otherwise specifically stated. A physical and/or background inspection may be done to verify the information provided. The quote(s) will be based up on the underwriting information you supplied and the quote(s) is/are subject to change upon inspection and review by the underwriting company. The underwriting company reserves the right to determine the final coverage, premium and acceptability  If you have any questions regarding the information collected, please contact the agency. All quotes are provided by DEL AMO Insurance Services, Inc,. DBA:  InsComp Insurance Services and/or one of it's affiliated agents, brokers, agencies, brokerages, and/or companies  Lic: 0B93601  Agent David Blunt, Lic: 0638553. Commercial use by others is prohibited by law. No portion of any news or information from this website may be photocopied, faxed, mailed, distributed, transmitted, published, broadcasted, duplicated, or re-distributed in any manner for any purpose without prior written authorization of its' owner.