The impact of acid reflux on your teeth
Acid reflux is the uncomfortable sensation when your body regurgitates stomach acid into your esophagus, causing heartburn. This condition can impact your oral health. Chronic exposure of acid can result in gum disease, bone loss, and cause your teeth to become sensitive and turn dark yellow.
At your next dental check-up, tell your dentist if you have experienced or are being treated for acid reflux. Your dentist will check your teeth for damage and may prescribe a fluoride rinse to protect your teeth from future damage.