- Loss of appetite
- Chronic cough
- Hoarseness of voice
- Non cardiac chest pain
- Acidic taste in the mouth
- Unpleasant odor in the mouth
- Tooth Erosion
A gastroenterologist can diagnose and help treat the condition. To prevent tooth surface loss, few precautions that can be taken are:
- Refrain from brushing your teeth immediately after a reflux episode. Brushing may damage enamel that has already been weakened by acid.
- Chew sugar-free gum. Chewing gum stimulates the production of saliva and reduces acid content in the mouth.
- The dental surgeon would prescribe mouth rinses and toothpastes containing fluoride to make the teeth resistant to demineralization.
- Refrain from drinking carbonated drinks.
Unexplained tooth surface loss can indicate the possibility of acid reflux and medical and dental management of this reflux disease is necessary. With proper medications, the condition can be treated, but relapses are occur. Regularly scheduled dental and medical appointments will help reduce the episodes of reflux and allow you to live a reflux free comfortable life!