health and dental issues of misasligned teeth

Health and Dental Issues of Misaligned Teeth

Millions of people have misaligned teeth but few realise the damage it could be causing to their dental and medical health. In many cases the misalignment is so slight that only a dentist can spot it but this doesn’t mean that the problem should simply be ignored. Over time, the misalignment can increase and have serious repercussions.

Some dental conditions that have been linked to misaligned teeth include:

– Damaged gum tissue

– Unevenly worn teeth

– Jaw pains and headaches

– Digestive problems like bloating and cramps

Even seemingly perfect straight teeth could be misaligned and it is worthwhile “getting a comprehensive exam” carried out by the dentist to detect any irregularities. Read an article on this topic at


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.