2 August 2002
Children who have gastro-oesophageal reflux are prone to tooth decay and should be targeted for preventive and restorative dental care, Australian researchers say.
Researchers from the University of Queensland's dental school looked at the teeth of 52 children diagnosed with reflux and compared their teeth with those of their healthy brothers or sisters.
The children with reflux were more likely to have decayed permanent teeth and more severe decay than their siblings (Australian Dental Journal 2002; 47: 156-62).
Last Reviewed: 01 August 2002