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Caring for Your Dental Bridge: What You Need to Know

A dentist will often install a bridge as a semi-permanent solution if you have issues with your teeth. Still, these appliances need to be cared for in the proper manner. If so, they can last a decade or longer. Let’s list three suggestions of basic techniques.

– Avoid hard candies and snacks with shells (like nuts).

– Brush with a toothpaste that contains fluoride.

– If the bridge happens to become dislodged, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

“It can also help to eat a diet with a high intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.”

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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.