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How does heartburn affect edentulism?

Edentulism is sometimes caused by heartburn, acid reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). These conditions cause stomach acid to surge into the mouth and decay the teeth. This tooth decay often results in edentulism.

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