How to Stop Your Child's Acid Reflux from Ruining Their Teeth
Does your child suffer from acid reflux? They're not alone. Up to 8% of Australian children and teens are affected by gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), as well as around 1 in 5 babies. Aside from its uncomfortable effects on the body, reflux can also have devastating effects on your child's teeth. The acid rising from the stomach is strong enough to dissolve tooth enamel. One study showed that 50% of GORD sufferers had severe erosion and tooth wear in comparison to participants without acid reflux.