Can Acid Reflux Affect My Teeth?
Many people are diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) and heartburn every year. Acid reflux often feels like a burning sensation or chest pain that can wake you up in the middle of the night. The chest pain can be so severe it mimics a heart attack. GERD has also been linked to severe deterioration and irritation of the throat. If the acid in your stomach is so strong that it can cause throat problems, how does it affect your teeth? Sometimes the teeth are the first areas to show signs of acid reflux. Stomach acid in large quantities can thin and wash away tooth enamel. Once the outer protective ...