teeth cleaning

Need to Know: Signs You Need a Teeth Cleaning

Ideally, a dentist should clean your teeth every six months to prevent the build-up of plaque and maintain healthy teeth and gums. 

Key takeaways:

– Bad breath can occur when plaque starts to build up.

– Sore, puffy, reddened gums are early signs of gum disease which can be reversed if treated early.

– Tooth sensitivity can indicate damaged tooth enamel.

Don’t avoid the dentist. Professional cleaning can help maintain a beautiful smile!

“A professional teeth cleaning also helps remove surface stains from your tooth enamel, leaving your smile both bright and healthy.”

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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.