preventing black teeth

Preventing Black Teeth

Although black teeth are primarily associated with dental decay in old age it can also happen to adults in their prime and even children. Black teeth can be caused by everyday foods and drinks or prescription medications but, whatever the reason, prevention is always better than cure.

Following a proper dental hygiene routine will prevent many dental problems ever occurring and this regimen includes:

– Brushing teeth twice daily

– Flossing once a day

– Regular check-ups at the dentist

Black teeth can also be a symptom of “underlying decay or cavities” and a dentist will need to investigate the possible causes of the problem. An informative article about black teeth can be read at


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.