Got Heartburn? See How Acid-Reflux Affects Your Teeth

Somerset NJ dentist shares how acid reflux or GERD affects oral health

It seems like a good time of year to talk about how what we eat has an impact on not only our overall health, but our oral health as well.

With the Holiday season in full swing, we thought it timely to talk some more about how oral health & overall health are connected.

Sometimes a little over-indulgence of those tasty Holiday foods can lead to heartburn.

If you find yourself – or someone you love – constantly reaching for the antacid tablets after chowing down, it could be an acid-reflux issue, or GERD.

Do you know what GERD is? Did you know that your dentist can help diagnose GERD?

What Is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach).

This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms your dentist can help diagnose and treat…

How can our dentists help recognize the warning signs and offer treatment associated with acid reflux disease or GERD?

How Does Your Dentist Help Your GERD?

How can your trusted local dentist help recognize the warning signs and offer treatment associated with acid reflux disease?

Watch this video from Mt. Sinai to learn more about the connection between GERD & your twice annual visits to your Somerset NJ dentist.

Dentists Know That Oral Health IS Overall Health

Interesting…want some more evidence on how overall health is directly connected to oral health?

What are some other overall health conditions that can also present risk factors or symptoms related to oral health?

If we are what we eat…and the leg bone is connected to the hip bone…doesn’t it make sense that the better we take care of our teeth and gums, the better our overall health will be as well?

Somerset NJ Dentist: Advanced Dental Arts by Joseph Haddad, D.D.S.

Our patient’s comfort is our primary concern.

We proudly provide quality Family, Cosmetic, & Sedation dentistry to Franklin Township NJ in addition to the surrounding Somerset County areas of Bound Brook, Hillsborough Township, Readington Township, Bridgewater, & all of Northern New Jersey.

We’ll be glad to hear from you if you have any questions. The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment, please call us today at (732) 545-8111.

Let us give you something to smile about!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Dental Patient News and has been republished here with permission. It has since been updated for accuracy & comprehensiveness.

Image Credit: GERD Image by Bruce Blaus, Licensed under Creative Commons.

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