Acid reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease and GERD, is known for causing heartburn and pushing acids up into your esophagus. It can also influence your oral health.
Possible causes of acid reflux include smoking, the foods you eat, and other natural issues. If you don’t deal with it, the acids from your stomach can break down your tooth enamel, the outermost layer of your teeth. Acid reflux can also cause dry mouth, which makes you more vulnerable to tooth decay and enamel erosion.
There are several treatments our team can offer teeth that have been damaged by acid reflux. For minor issues, consider a fluoride treatment to rebuild your enamel. If the damage is more extensive, dental bonding, veneers or crowns can repair your chips and cracks.
Before your acid reflux causes too much damage to your teeth and other parts of your body, we recommend talking to your doctor. They may recommend certain diet or medication changes.
If you’re interested in learning more about caring for teeth that have been damaged by acid reflux in Laredo, Texas, we invite you to give Planet Dental a call at 956-242-4245. Our dentist, Dr. , and our team are excited to hear from you!