Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a chronic digestive disease that can erode the teeth and irritate the lining of the esophagus. Many people refer to it as acid reflux. During acid reflux episodes, small amounts of stomach acid travel into your mouth and can damage the enamel (outer layer of the tooth) as well as the dentin (layer of tooth under the enamel).