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Article Topic: Acid Reflux from Chronic Heartburn May Damage Teeth

Article Source: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/03/08/acid-reflux-from-chronic-heartburn-may-damage-teeth

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If you suffer from heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), then you might also have problems that you did not know about—problems with the state of your oral health.  A recent study followed patients over six months and found that more than 50 percent of the people suffering from GERD, also suffered from more wear and erosion of their teeth when compared to healthy individuals.

With GERD, or acid reflux disease, acid from the stomach can push back through the esophagus and then send acid through the mouth.  This acid is strong enough to dissolve the tooth surface and then wear down the tooth at every layer.

While a patient might not notice that their teeth are changing, trips to the dentist can ensure that teeth are protected.  This is where Dr. Summer Lerch steps into the picture.  With Dr. Lerch’s dental expertise, she can evaluate the state of your teeth and decide what steps might be next to protect your oral health.  If crowns, fillings, or veneers are necessary to replace or repair teeth because of acid reflux, then Dr. Lerch can make certain that you have the very best in dental care. If you’re looking for a Cypress dentist who will treat you with professionalism and respect, Universal Smiles has the top-rated dentist in Cypress TX and surrounding areas.

Dr. Lerch might also have patients with acid reflux and impacted teeth brush with a special toothpaste, use antacids after an episode of GERD, or use a fluoride rinse to protect their teeth from acid.

If you have any questions about the state of your dental health and acid reflux, then do not hesitate to contact Dr. Summer Lerch and her team at the Art of Smiles.



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