Your Jacksonville dentist Dr. Tiffany Shields is committed to dental care and total body wellness. And that means working alongside your physicians in managing chronic illness and taking a comprehensive approach to your well-being.
Some of our patients suffer from acid reflux, which can have a negative impact on oral health. Acid reflux is also referred to as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), a chronic digestive disease that can erode the teeth and irritate the lining of the esophagus. GERD occurs when stomach acid flows into the esophagus and enters the mouth possibly causing damage to the enamel of the teeth. The results can be similar to what a bulimic eater would see in their mouth due to constant or repeated regurgitation of foods.
If you suffer from acid reflux, contact the office of Dr. Tiffany Shields in Jacksonville, FL today!