How to Better Manage Acid Reflux

Not only is acid reflux (also referred to as GERD) a potentially serious digestive disorder, but it can negatively impact the enamel of the teeth. This may lead to a painful smile and frequent trips to the dentist. The “root” cause of this condition is an excess production of hydrochloric acid. If this acid continues to eat away at enamel over time, sensitive dentin can become exposed and the roots may even suffer damage.

What are three ways to help lessen the effects of acid reflux?

– Consuming less alcohol has been known to mitigate these effects.

– Avoiding food two hours before going to sleep can aid in the digestive process.

– Foods that are high in acid such as oranges should be avoided if possible.

“Quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and losing weight can also help you to live a healthier life in addition to managing your acid reflux.”

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