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Should Cigarette Smokers Worry More About Oral Health Issues?

We are all aware that smoking cigarettes is bad for our health. Still, it produces equally negative effects upon the teeth and gums. Why will your dentist recommend that you cease this habit immediately?

– Smoking will negatively impact the circulation of blood within soft tissue.

– Cigarettes increase the risk of oral infections, as they tend to inhibit the functions of the immune system.

– Those who smoke are much more likely to be diagnosed with gum disease.

“Cigarette smoke affects the soft tissues of the mouth in addition to the teeth.”

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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.