tobacco interferes with dental work

How Tobacco Use Interferes With Dental Work

Tobacco use has long been known to have harmful health consequences. And we also know that smokers are at a higher risk of developing conditions that affect their teeth and gums. Moreover, tobacco use can interfere with common dental procedures:

  • Dental implants have a higher failure rate among smokers.
  • Gum disease treatment may take longer to heal.
  • Dental surgery (for example root canal treatments) may result in higher infection rate.

There are many reasons to quit smoking. If you need advice and support through the process, remember that your dentist is there to help.
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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.