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Acid Reflux: How it Impacts Your Smile

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What do you know about gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is sometimes referred to as acid reflux or GERD? Did you know that GERD can lead to heartburn or individuals who have acid reflux have acids pushed into their esophagus. However, did you know that GERD can also impact oral health?

Unfortunately, acid reflux can might be caused by several problems, such smoking, diet, and other natural problems. If GERD is left untreated, acids from your stomach will ultimately weaken the protective layer of your pearly whites. Acid reflux may also lead to dry mouth, which could leave you more susceptible to tooth decay and enamel erosion.

If your teeth have been damaged by acid reflux, there are a number of solutions we might suggest. If you have small chips or cracks in our teeth we may recommend dental bonding or veneers, which can be used to cover small flaws in your smile. If your damage is more extensive, we may suggest dental crowns. Crowns are designed to look and feel like a natural tooth and to blend beautifully with your smile. However, please visit your doctor to have your GERD addressed before contacting our team.

If you’d like to learn more about protecting your pearly whites from acid reflux in Virginia Beach, Virginia, please feel free to give London Bridge Smiles a call at 757-340-8805. Our dentist, Dr. Alan Kessler, and our team look forward to meeting with you!