Many adults suffer heartburn, but if you’re among the population of adults with severe and recurrent acid reflux, you know it can be debilitating. But did you know that your Melbourne dentist Dr. Brazdo should be part of your treatment team?
Heart burn, acid reflux, 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 soft 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 treated. Dr. Brazdo can help ensure that your acid reflux does not damage the appearance of your smile!