Dental Care After Covid: What You Need To Know

As the world starts to emerge from the Covid pandemic, we’re starting to understand the implications of the health crisis, including its effect on dental health.

Key takeaways:

  • Stress and anxiety have been very common, and they’re major causes of teeth grinding. 
  • Putting off dental care has increased the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Dry mouth is a side effect of Covid, and can also increase the risk of developing oral conditions.

Now is a good time to visit your dentist and have a thorough check-up – so any dental conditions can be treated early, to avoid complications.

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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.