Stomach conditions like acid reflux, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis and others can upset the normal chemistry in the mouth by bathing the teeth in stomach acid, which is a very potent acid. Dr. Heath Lampee, DMD, from Sleep Dentistry Defined joined us to talk about how too much acid in the mouth softens the enamel and can lead to severe cavities and tooth decay and tooth wear.
So what can you do to prevent problems? Dr. Lampee says prevention is key. Professional cleanings 2-3 times per year, fluoride treatments, prescription tooth pastes, and if things are bad, covering teeth with porcelain veneers. Also don't brush immediately after an acid incident (the enamel is soft right after and the tooth brush will wear it away over time).
To get help for your dental issues, give Dr. Lampee's office a call to schedule your free, no-judgement appointment. Call 503-646-2273 or for more information visit his website.