A Quick Look at the Impacts of Bruxism

teeth, health, smile, dentistBruxism is the act of grinding your teeth, often when sleeping or under stress. Over time, this action can cause a significant amount of damage and require the intervention of a dentist. Let’s take a quick look at some of the effects associated with this decidedly preventable condition.

Effects of bruxism:

– You will wear down your enamel and increase the chances of developing cavities.

– Gum tissues can likewise become irritated.

– In severe cases, you might even fracture a tooth.

“Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is one of the most damaging things you can do to your smile.”

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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.