Acid reflux and your dental health

If you’ve experienced debilitating heartburn, you may not think of us as part of the solution. However, the impact of acid reflux on your teeth can be severe and Dr. Maryam Brazdo can help monitor its effects.

Heartburn, acid reflux, and/or GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) indicates the presence of stomach acid in the upper digestive tract including the esophagus. The pain from acid reflux can be severe and can eventually wear down tissues. Acids from the stomach are essential for breaking down foods, but when they escape upward, they can cause damage to the body. And as you may expect to see in someone suffering from bulimia, the presence of these acids can damage teeth and gums.

Once you’ve seen your medical doctor for care regarding these symptoms, schedule an appointment to see us to ensure damage to the teeth and gums is also ameliorated.