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Oral Care Glossary

Oral Care Glossary
Dental Speak, Defined.

Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.

Stomach Acid

Acid from the stomach may be released and go up through the esophagus and into the mouth, which is known as acid reflux. Stomach acid can dissolve the enamel of the teeth. People who experience this may suffer from loss of tooth enamel due to these acids covering the tooth surfaces, dry mouth and tooth decay.

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