What do you know about acid reflux? Have you heard that acid reflux can cause heartburn? Similarly, did you know that acid reflux might actually weaken your pearly whites? Luckily, you can do a few things if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy and strong—even if you have acid reflux.
You see, if you have acid reflux, it can cause acids and undigested foods to enter your mouth through your esophagus. This is problematic since your teeth aren’t actually protected from acids as well as your stomach is. In other words, even though your enamel is extremely hard, it can weaken and wear down. Sadly, if your enamel is gone, there won’t be anything you can do to restore it and you’ll be more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay.
Luckily, there are steps you can take if you’d like to protect your enamel, such as limiting the amount of soda you drink. You should also be careful with acidic foods and drinks, such as orange juice, and foods with too much sugar. If you eat or drink sugary foods, please remember to rinse your mouth with water afterward. Naturally, we also recommend speaking with your doctor about your acid reflux.
If you’d like to hear more about acid reflux, in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, we invite you to give Paramus Dental & Implant Center a call at 201-518-9795. Our dentist, Dr. Galina Zhukova, and our team will gladly inspect your teeth and address any of your concerns. We’re excited to hear from you!