Is Burping Safe, or Can Normal Burping Damage Teeth?
I live with a family member who is afraid to burp because a dental hygienist told her that all burps are dangerous to teeth: they can always contain stomach acid, mucus, and/or bacteria and therefore damage teeth. This hygienist seems to have abused her over a long period of time and gotten into her head somehow. My family member keeps saying that she needs a person with a DDS degree to counteract or overcome what the hygienist said and did. I joined a dental site a couple of weeks ago, but no one will answer the question. I joined this website because it allows discussion, and I believe that I may need to discuss this issue with other people and maybe figure out what is going on. I am starting to get very concerned because my family member stopped eating several foods because the hygienist told her to, and instead she has started to brush her teeth and uses rinses and Listerine several hours a day, again because the hygienist convinced her that she needs to in order to protect her teeth from harm. She keeps saying she is afraid of vomiting and the hygienist convinced her that burping and vomiting are always exactly the same thing. How do I begin to handle this issue?