good oral health can aid good optimal health

Good Oral Health Can Aid Good Optimal Health

Good oral health, including teeth cleaning by your dentist every 6 months, could help your optimal health. Poor oral health has been linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease.

Key takeaways:

– Problems with teeth and gums can be a warning sign of more serious problems like heart disease, diabetes and HIV.

– Oral health needs to be a priority and involve twice daily teeth brushing, flossing and regular dentist check-ups.

– With certain medications oral health should be prioritised as the medication reduces important saliva production.

“The cause of heart disease, whether direct and indirect when it comes to oral health is a pretty clear call to action to make dental hygiene a bigger part of your overall health.

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.