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.