Acid Reflux Affects Your Teeth

Acid reflux causes heartburn, resulting in stomach acids coming up, up, up into the oral cavity. Your dentist will monitor the effects of acid reflux on your teeth during regular dental appointments.

Key takeaways:

  • Stomach acids can erode tooth enamel and lead to tooth sensitivity.
  • Erosion of the tooth enamel may change the appearance of your teeth, including looking yellow or darker in colour.
  • Inform your dentist you have acid reflux, and they can advise you on protecting your teeth and gums.

“You also should never brush your teeth immediately after an episode of heartburn or acid reflux, as it can harm tooth enamel even more.”

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