You probably know that there are several things you should consider doing if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. Similarly, you may know that some conditions can affect your oral health. For example, have you heard that acid reflux could lead to a number of oral health problems?
As you may have heard, acid can actually spread into your throat and your mouth if you have acid reflux. This means your teeth will be exposed to the acids that should be in your stomach. Sadly, these acids can weaken the outer layer of your teeth, which is commonly known as enamel. If your enamel weakens or breaks down, you’ll be more vulnerable to problems such as cavities and decay. To make matters worse, if your decay isn’t addressed, it can spread to your other teeth.
Of course, there are several things you could do to protect your teeth and to keep your enamel strong. Naturally, you should visit our team for regular checkups, which will give us a chance to reverse enamel erosion before it becomes too serious. Furthermore, there are some foods and drinks that can hurt your teeth, such as acidic foods and drinks. If you do eat these foods, rinsing your teeth with water could be useful.
To learn more about dealing with acid reflux in Wausau, Wisconsin, we invite you to give Grant R Young DDS a call at 715-845-6222. Our dentist, Dr. Grant R Young, and our team will gladly answer any questions you have. We’re excited to meet with you.