Dental Checkups

Importance of Dental Checkups

We are usually advised to maintain good oral hygiene at home. Still, there are other underlying issues that only a professional can diagnose and treat.

Key takeaways:

  • A dental checkup may involve professional cleaning. This removes plaque and the hardened tartar on your teeth.
  • Your dentist may also check for any visual signs of oral cancer, gum disease or cavities.
  • If you wish to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, your dentist will help you figure out the best treatment choice for your condition. 

Remember to follow all instructions by the dentist after your dental checkups.

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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.