never ignore acid reflux

Why You Should Never Ignore Acid Reflux

Heartburn is caused by acids from the stomach ending up in the esophagus and ultimately your mouth. This can be detrimental to your dental health:

– The strong stomach acids can destroy tooth enamel

– The acidic environment encourages bacteria and plaque to flourish, leading to decay.

– If left untreated, acid reflux can result in tooth sensitivity, gum disease and tooth loss.

– Your doctor can advise on treating acid reflux with medication and lifestyle changes.

“Visit your dentist and talk with him or her about acid reflux and how it can harm your teeth.”

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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.