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Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Manage the Effects of GERD

teeth health smile dentistHaving acid reflux disease — also referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — will greatly affect your smile. The highly acidic contents of the stomach are forced into the mouth leading to the erosion of tooth enamel.

Tooth enamel serves to protect the living tissues of the teeth. Controlling acid reflux will prevent damage to the teeth. If your teeth are already damaged, cosmetic dentistry can give you back a great smile.

Tooth Bonding

Dental or tooth bonding refers to the use of resin to repair the tooth. Resin is colour-matched to your natural teeth and will protect teeth from future damage. The resins are used to fill gaps and cupping, and to repair any chips or cracks on your teeth.

Dental Crowns

Significant enamel damage caused by a long duration of untreated acid reflux can be corrected with ceramic or porcelain crowns. Dental crowns serve the purpose of restoring the appearance, shape and function of teeth. They also protect teeth from further damage — although you still should seek treatment for acid reflux.

Porcelain veneers

These are very thin strips of ceramic that look like enamel and will give back your smile. Porcelain veneers are a good solution for sensitive, stained or discoloured teeth — and for teeth prone to cavities. Veneers are attached to the tooth, covering the enamel surface and enhancing your smile.

Get acid reflux under control

It’s important to get treatment for acid reflux. Possible interventions include a change of diet, lifestyle changes, and medication. Without control of acid reflux, tooth damage will continue to take place.

Visit your dentist to get and discuss the best available option in cosmetic options to restore your smile after damage caused by acid reflux.

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Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice as a dentist in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational Training course in Birmingham when they ended up working at the same practice in West Bromwich.  When Ashley was looking for an associate at Balsall Common Dental Practice, Cath came to take the role and she has been here ever since.  In 2017 Cath...

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