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Acid reflux is also commonly referred to as reflux disease and even gastroesophageal reflux disease. If you have this condition, you may already know that it is a condition that pushes stomach acids up into the esophagus, creating a burning sensation and leading to complications such as heart disease. Causes of acid reflux include lifestyle factors such as your diet and smoking. Acid reflux can also affect your oral health and should treated before it can weaken your smile.

The potent acids from your stomach can come in contact with the protective layer of tooth enamel and weaken it, increasing your risk of tooth decay. You may also find your mouth is frequently dry because of acid reflux, and this promotes the growth of bad bacteria that causes your smile to develop cavities.

Our team can offer helpful solutions for patients who have acid reflux. One such option is dental bonding, which can protect the teeth while filling in any cracks or chips in your smile. You can also cover the surface of your teeth with dental veneers, which are thin cosmetic shells that bond to the fronts of the teeth and cover imperfections while still making your smile look natural.

We encourage you to speak with your doctor about treating your acid reflux. You are also welcome to contact Oshins Of Smiles at 518-356-5635 today if you would like to speak with our dentist, Dr. Steven Oshins, about dental treatments for acid reflux in Schenectady, New York.