acid reflux care tips

Dental Care Tips For People With Acid Reflux

People who suffer from acid reflux need to pay extra attention to their oral care routine — as this will help prevent enamel damage, teeth sensitivity, and decay. 

Key takeaways:

  • Don’t skip appointments with your dentist, as they can help detect the early signs of enamel damage.
  • Get in the habit of rinsing your mouth with water or with a fluoride mouthwash.
  • Avoid brushing your teeth right after a heartburn episode, as the enamel is more likely to get damaged.

Using sugar-free antacids and chewing sugar-free gum can also help.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.