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    Can GERD Affect the Enamel of Your Teeth?

     teeth health smile dentistMany individuals are unaware that acid reflux and a condition known as GERD can impact much more than the digestive tract alone. In fact, it has been shown that the excess production of gastric juices such as hydrochloric acid can damage the enamel of teeth, affect a smile and lead to more trips to the dentist. In order to avoid such complications, are there any methods which can be adopted?
    Let us look at what the experts have to say.

    –  Heavy meals lead to excess acid production. Eating lighter meals can help to avoid this situation.
    –  It is best to avoid eating for a minimum of two hours before going to bed.
    –  Antacids may help to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux.

    “Worst of all, if enamel damage becomes a problem yet your GERD continues to cause acids to end up in your mouth, damage can happen on a much larger scale.”
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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.