Many of us associate acid reflex with heartburn and an uncomfortable stomach. However, there is much more than meets the eye in terms of the potential damage that can occur. Were you aware that this acid will harm the enamel of your teeth, impact your smile and even lead to a trip to the dentist? The best way to avoid such situations is to detect this condition at an early stage and to modify specific lifestyle habits.

Let us take a closer look at three recommendations.

– Acidic and spicy foods will contribute to the symptoms of acid reflux.

– It is always best to avoid laying down immediately after a meal.

– Seek the advice of a professional dentist if you suspect that you may be suffering from acid reflux.

“Get a check-up with your dentist and talk to him or her about your acid reflux and what you can do.

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Dr. Matthew Thomas BDS Wales (1996)

Dr. Thomas was born and brought up in Bridgend. He attended the University of Wales College of Medicine and Dentistry, qualified in 1996, and pursued dental VT training in LlantwitVardre 1996-97. Dr. Thomas held associate positions in Rhondda Valley. In 1999, he purchased Marlborough Dental Practice.

Dr. Thomas is interested in all aspects of dentistry including clear orthodontics (he is qualified to fit Invisalign, Inman, Six Month Smiles, Cfast, SmileTru) and dental implants.

He was a keen rugby player for local clubs in Bridgend and Cardiff Meds where he was Captain for two seasons. He also was a keen sportsperson playing county tennis, football, swimming, cycling, running, judo (until his knees fell apart and needed reconstructions!).

Now, Dr. Thomas rides his mountain bike regularly, and occasionally a road bike, plus he skis and enjoys time with his family, including two daughters and two dogs.