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A 34-year-old female asked:

Can xanax (alprazolam) erode teeth or make my acid reflux worst? i suffer from acid reflux, especially at bedtime.what can i do about protecting my teeth?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Possible: Anything you put into your mouth can have an effect on your teeth. Especially medication. Acid reflux definitely affects your teeth and you should see your doctor for medication. You can also take Fluoride treatment and other treatments but you need to go to the dentist to be evaluated.
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Dr. Randall Viola
35 years experience
Acid Reflux: Acid re flux can erode your teeth.
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Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Huanswered
24 years experience
Talk to your dentist: Acid reflux can be very serious. You may also want to speak to md on rx like nexium, (esomeprazole) also discuss otc meds with a healthcare professional.
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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 55 years experience
?sleep apnea: Do you mean your acid reflux is worse when you go to bed or during the night while in bed? If it is worse during sleep, then obstructive sleep apnea may be a cause and you need to see a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine.
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Last updated Jun 19, 2015

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