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You may know that brushing and flossing are extremely important parts of your teeth maintenance. You probably also know that you should schedule regular appointments with our team. While this will help you keep your teeth clean, other issues can also impact your oral health. For instance, have you heard that acid reflux might actually damage your teeth?

As you may have heard, acid reflux can make acids and foods from your stomach move into your mouth. Sadly, this can actually impact the outer layer of your teeth, known as your enamel, because the acids in your stomach may damage your teeth. If your enamel wears down, you’ll be more vulnerable to cavities, which can lead to several other issues if left unaddressed.

If you’re dealing with acid reflex, we suggest scheduling an appointment with your doctor. Still, there are a few other things you can do to keep your enamel strong. For instance, you may want to consider avoiding acidic foods since they’ll wear down your teeth. Sugary foods and drinks can damage your enamel. Naturally, you should also brush and floss your teeth, but we recommend waiting half an hour after you eat. If you don’t, you could accidentally hurt your teeth. Rinsing your teeth with water may also be useful.

Do you have more questions about coping with acid reflux in Pinole, California? Would you like to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Carolyn Yu? If so, please don’t hesitate to give Carolyn L. Yu, DDS a call at 510.974.2147. We look forward to meeting with you.