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How to Treat Acid Reflux

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Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and can cause serious enamel erosion. This often results in chipped and discoloured teeth, negatively affecting your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry has come along way, and smiles can be restored with minimally invasive dental work down under microscope to ensure the least amount of tooth is removed in the restorative process. Veneers, crowns and composite filling materials can do amazing wonders at giving you your beautiful smile back.
Neutralising the pH in the body and in the mouth is essential to help control the erosion, as is strict control of one’s diet. Chewing xylitol chewing gum helps to stimulate the saliva and neutralize the pH in the mouth.
Make use of toothpastes and gels that contain remineralising and desensitizing ingredients such as fluoride and amorphous calcium phosphate.
Damage to the teeth from acid reflux is worse at night time as you swallow less and produce less saliva.
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What Can Chip Your Dental Implants?

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Can your dental implants chip or break? Most patients ask the dentist whether their dental implants can last a lifetime. Here’s what can chip or break your implants. Key points: – Teeth grinding, falls and chewing on things like toys, pens and nails can break or crack dental implants. – If your crown is broken, … Read more

How to deal with teeth grinding

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Do you grind your teeth when anxious, angry or asleep? This is called bruxism. Unfortunately, teeth grinding can cause many dental complications like enamel erosion, cavities, sensitivity and discolouration. Key points: – Morning headaches, sore jaw and a grinding sound at night are all symptoms. – Teeth grinding will erode the teeth, possibly requiring dental … Read more

Cosmetic dentistry repairs teeth damaged by acid reflux

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Acid reflux is medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and can erode your enamel. This often results in chipped and discoloured teeth. You can now repair and restore your damaged smile through cosmetic dentistry. Key takeaways: – Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells to cover up cracked, chipped, and discoloured teeth. – Dental bonding is another method … Read more

Wait! Don’t Brush Immediately After Consuming These Foods

Certain food and drinks are known for causing plaque build-up and for being more likely to damage the enamel. Doctors advise waiting 30 minutes before brushing after you enjoy them, as this will help protect your enamel. Key takeaways: – Dried fruit contains high sugar amounts that can be harmful to the dental enamel – … Read more

How to Improve the Appearance of Your Smile

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Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you. While a healthy and white smile increases your self-confidence, discoloured or broken teeth trigger self-esteem issues. So, how can you improve your smile? – Ask your dentist to replace silver fillings with white fillings. – Get dental implants for missing teeth. – Wear braces … Read more