how does aging affect our oral health

How Does Aging Affect Our Oral Health?

As we grow older, our teeth experience serious changes that can be improved through cosmetic dental procedures. So what are some of the things that affect our teeth’s appearance? 

Key takeaways: 

• Eating sugary foods and not brushing your teeth can cause your enamel to erode.

• Bruxism can also wear down your teeth over time and damage your smile. 

• Wear-and-tear from chewing hard foods can cause your teeth to break.

If you have damaged teeth, visit your dentist to see which treatment is the best for your condition.

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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.