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Protecting Your Dental Implants One Step at a Time

Were you aware that even the strongest of dental implants can become damaged if not cared for properly. What does the typical dentist have to say and how can you protect these invaluable tooth replacements?

– If you suspect that you are grinding your teeth when you sleep, ask if it is possible to wear a custom-made mouthpiece.

– Never use your teeth for anything other than chewing foods.

– As always, speak with an oral care professional if you think that a problem might exist.

“Use your teeth for chewing, nothing else!”

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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.