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Health Concerns Caused By An Overbite

Having an overbite is not an uncommon condition and can be the result of genetics. Of itself an overbite is not a cause for concern but it can lead to dental and health issues. Some of the most common problems include:

– Tooth decay due to eroded tooth enamel

– Jaw or facial pains caused by strain placed on the teeth

– Gum disease if the gum tissue is damaged by the teeth

An overbite can be corrected “simply and permanently with orthodontic treatment” which can be arranged through your dentist. More detailed information about overbites can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/top-oral-health-problems-caused-by-overbites/.

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.