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Can GERD cause dental problems, such as erosion of tooth enamel?

Yes, GERD can contribute to dental problems, including the erosion of tooth enamel. The regurgitation of stomach acid into the mouth during acid reflux episodes exposes the teeth to acidic content, leading to enamel erosion. Over time, this can result in tooth sensitivity, decay, and other dental issues.

Individuals with GERD are advised to manage their condition effectively to mitigate the impact on dental health. Regular dental check-ups, maintaining good oral hygiene practices, and consulting both a gastroenterologist and a dentist for coordinated care are essential in addressing the oral consequences of GERD.


1. Moshkowitz, M., Horowitz, N., Leshno, M., & Halpern, Z. (2005). Oral symptoms and findings in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 50(2), 230–234. [](

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