Acid Reflux and Your Smile

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Acid Reflux and Your Smile

Acid reflux is nothing to smile about. People suffering from this condition may experience symptoms of heartburn and traces of acid rising up the esophagus into their mouths. What they might not know is that the acid could be wearing away tooth enamel. Enamel is the tough, protective layer on the teeth. If this wears away it can lead to problems like tooth sensitivity, discoloration and decay. It is important to seek help for acid reflux in order to maintain healthy teeth and a smile.

Key takeaways:

– Make appointments with your dentist and your doctor

– Avoid spicy, greasy and acidic foods

– Avoid eating before bedtime and do not lie down straight after eating

“If you have acid reflux disease, medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you could be receiving some serious damage to your teeth and not realize it.

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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.