Losing Teeth in Midlife May Endanger Heart
Research has uncovered a possible link between people who have lost teeth in middle-age and an increased risk of heart problems. A recent study concentrated on adults who have lost teeth and discovered these patients were more prone to cardiovascular diseases such as:
– Atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries
– Peripheral arterial disease
For middle-aged adults it means the risk of coronary problems increases “the higher number of teeth lost” and good dental care combined with regular check-ups at the dentist are vital in maintaining good oral health. A detailed article on the study can be read at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321302.php.
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.