repairing acid reflux

Repairing Acid Reflux Damage to Teeth

The stomach acids that are forced into the mouth by acid reflux are extremely corrosive to tooth enamel. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, may be caused by a medical condition in which stomach acids are pushed up into the mouth. 

Your dentist can assess any damage it has caused, or is likely to cause, to tooth enamel. The dental damage caused by GERD may involve:

  • Tooth bonding
  • Dental crowns
  • Porcelain veneers

Restoration work is impossible until the acid reflux is under control and which method the dentist uses will depend on the extent of the damage done. Read more at

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.