The condition known as acid reflux occurs when acids from the stomach are forced up into the esophagus. This acid can affect your teeth and gums. Your dentist can advise you on treating acid reflux to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
– When the acids from the stomach reach your mouth, they can erode the enamel from the teeth.
– Acid reflux can lead to less saliva, resulting in more bacteria and plaque in the mouth.
– Loss of enamel from acid reflux can lead to tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease, and gum recession.
“Don’t forget to get treatment for your acid reflux—without treating the cause of your tooth damage, it will continue to happen!”
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