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7 Things That Are Secretly Ruining Your Teeth

Although you may brush your teeth twice daily there are many other factors that may be ruining your teeth. Keep your smile in tip top condition by bearing the following advice in mind.

Key takeaways:

– Avoid acidic/sugary/carbonated drinks as well as sugary food, as these feed the bacteria that naturally occur in your mouth; if you suffer from acid reflux make sure you get this treated

– Avoid chewing on hard items such as candy or ice and wear a mouth-guard if you’re prone to grinding your teeth; if you have a tongue piercing it is advisable to wear a mouth-guard while exercising to avoid cracking or chipping your teeth

– Workouts, snoring and some medications (e.g. medications for allergies, pain and depression) can lead to a dry mouth which increases the risk of developing tooth decay

Speak to your dentist if you have any concerns.

Read the full story here: http://www.refinery29.uk/bad-oral-dental-health-habits?utm_r29_redirect=us

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.

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