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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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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