Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Dental Erosion By Ann R. Sielicki, DDS on March 18, 2014













Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Dental Erosion
Dental erosion stems from more than acidic intake and environmental causes, but has also been strongly linked to acid reflux. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the leading cause in dental erosion.

Stomach acids landing in the mouth does more damage than one would think - wearing away the enamel on the teeth, which is designed to initially protect the exterior surfaces from damage, stains and cavities. Once the enamel is continuously damaged and consequently dissolved by the likes of GERD, tooth erosion and decay can occur.

Signs and Symptoms of GERD are; Heart Burn, Chest Pain, Sore Throat, Hoarseness, Frequent Throat Clearing, Regurgitation, Coughing and Loss of Tooth Enamel.

If you are suffering from GERD, it is especially important to visit your physician to control your symptoms and your dentist (Dr. Ann Sielicki) for routine dental check-ups.

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