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  1. Acid Reflux/GERD and Its Affect on the Mouth & Body

  2. What is GERD/Acid Reflux? • Gastro esophageal reflux disease • More commonly known as acid reflux or heart burn • Acid reflux affects the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach • GERD is the return of the stomach's contents back up into the esophagus • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2POICaNfUUk

  3. Risk Factors • Eating large meals or lying down right after a meal • Being overweight or obese • Eating a heavy meal and lying on your back or bending over at the waist • Snacking close to bedtime • Eating certain foods, such as citrus, tomato, chocolate, mint, garlic, onions, or spicy or fatty foods • Drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea • Smoking • Takingaspirin, ibuprofen, certain muscle relaxers, or blood pressure medication

  4. How Does GERD Affect the Body? • Sore throat • Chest pain • Bloating • Burping • Coughing

  5. How to Prevent & Treat GERD • Prevention: • Smaller meals • Diet • Not laying down for 3 hours after you eat • Elevate head while sleeping • Medications: • Nexium® • Zantac® • Prevacid®

  6. Food and Nutrition • Limit these foods: • Alcohol use • Caffeine drinks such as coffee or carbonated soft drinks • Citrus fruits • Chocolate • Fried foods • Foods made with tomatoes, such as pizza, chili, or spaghetti sauce • Spicy foods

  7. My Plate • Healthy, balanced nutrition is important for overall health—body and mouth.

  8. How Does GERD Affect the Mouth? • Acid Erosion • Teeth will more easily decay • Acid Erosion will most likely affect the molars (back teeth) • Sour taste in mouth • Bad Breath

  9. Protecting the Teeth • Sensodyne Pronamel® • Fluoride Mouthwash • Fluoride varnish

  10. Sources • http://www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/TherapeuticCenters/HeartburnandGERD.aspx?ChunkID=19506 • https://www.google.com/search?q=acid+reflux+risk+factors&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=bpsKU__TEeqGyAHWgoCYCw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=666#q=acid+reflux+chili&tbm=isch&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=GMzeolG-0vREJM%253A%3BfgIFCz40PwZ7OM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.asktheazduiattorney.com%252Fdesign%252Fimages%252FChili-dog.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.asktheazduiattorney.com%252F2010%252F06%252Fbreath-results-affected-by-a-chili-dog.shtml%3B425%3B282 • http://www.choosemyplate.gov/images/MyPlateImages/JPG/myplate_green.jpg