dental risks associated with excess alcohol

Dental Risks Associated with Excess Alcohol?

Excess alcohol on a regular basis can put your oral health at risk. There are numerous dangers associated with excessive drinking and it is important to highlight three scenarios so that you can make the appropriate lifestyle changes before any real damage occurs.

  • Alcohol dehydrates the body, and lower level of saliva increases the chances of developing cavities.
  • Alcohol consumption has been linked to gum disease.
  • Alcohol is acidic and therefore has a tendency to erode the enamel of your teeth.

Check out why it is important to reduce your drinking — and regularly see a dentist:
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.