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Worn Tooth Enamel and GERD: A Likely Connection

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by stomach acid re-entering into the throat and mouth after a meal. Your dentist will recognise the effects of GERD when examining your teeth.

What are some symptoms that you should discuss with your dentist?

– Burning or acidic sensation in your mouth or throat.

– Sensations occur after you eat a meal or when laying down in the evening.

– Teeth become overly sensitive to hot or cold substances.

If you have GERD, your dentist may discover worn enamel on your teeth during the exam. It is important to see your dentist if you have GERD symptoms to start the treatment process.

”A person may not notice this, since it may occur slowly.”

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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.