Have you been dealing with an awful lot of heartburn lately? Other types of stomach discomfort? Has someone mentioned that you may have GERD and you’ve discovered that this just might be the key to what’s happening? If so, we recommend that in addition to speaking with your physician, you spend some time with us, as well. Did you know that this issue can affect your dental health in a not-so-wonderful way? Find out more with a quiz.
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: If you suffer from GERD, acids that splash up into your esophagus may enter your mouth, leading to dental health concerns.
- True or False: A chronic, bad taste in your mouth can be the result of GERD. Patients often describe the taste as sour or bitter.
- True or False: We can help you protect your smile from acids, while you get your GERD under control.
- True. Unfortunately, as the acids enter your mouth, they can negatively affect your dental health. This may result in acid erosion, which means the acids wear down the enamel of your teeth.
- True. The acids from your stomach will certainly leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth. If you have noticed this, it may be a symptom that you should have checked by your doctor.
- True. Keeping the structure and health of your enamel (outer tooth layer) safe requires some amount of care. We will generally suggest fluoride treatment to re-mineralize eroded areas and protect against future erosion (while suggesting care for home, as well).
Avoid Oral Health Damage From GERD
You may learn a wealth of information and protect your teeth from GERD by coming in to discuss this disorder with us and to receive any essential care. Schedule an appointment with your Keller, TX dentist at Brent Cornelius, DDS by calling 817-431-4200 today. We proudly welcome patients from Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.