Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease

teeth, health, smile,dentistGum disease affects more than just your dental health as the bacteria can have a detrimental effect on overall physical well-being. Gum disease has been strongly associated with diabetes but research has also shown demonstrable links to:

– Stroke

– Heart disease

– Some cancers

Gum disease is a common complaint and fairly easily treated by a dentist in the early stages. Signs of gum disease include bleeding teeth and gums and chronic bad breath. If these symptoms appear “it’s imperative that you get a dental check-up as soon as possible” and you can find more information at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/why-is-gum-disease-dangerous-to-your-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.