Have you ever heard about gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is commonly called acid reflux or GERD? If so, you might already know that this problem can cause heartburn and can push stomach acids into your mouth through your esophagus, but did you know that GERD can also have an impact on your oral health?
Acid reflux can actually be caused by quite a few issue, including smoking, health issues, and even your diet. If you are dealing with these issues and have GERD, your pearly whites could eventually weaken. Acid reflux can also cause problems such as dry mouth, which makes you more vulnerable to enamel erosion and tooth decay.
If your oral health has been affected by GERD, there are several different treatments we might suggest. For instance, we may suggest bonding if you have chips and cracks. We may also recommend veneers if you’re interested in enhancing the appearance of your smile. If you have more serious damage, we might suggest dental crowns. Crowns are also crafted to blend with your smile and to feel like a natural tooth. However, we suggest contacting your doctor to address your acid reflux before contacting our team.
If interested in hearing more about protecting your pearly whites from GERD, we recommend talking to your doctor. They can offer solutions to help you control your GERD. If you’re interested in hearing more about caring for teeth that have been damaged by acid reflux in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, please feel free to contact Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C. by calling 970-945-9119. Our dentist, Dr. Corey Johnson, and our team are eager to receive your call!