Avoiding Dental Health Problems During Pregnancy

Should I worry about having a dry mouth?

Having a dry mouth can damage your teeth. Without adequate saliva food debris can get stuck between teeth and form plaque while harmful acids attack the enamel on your teeth.

Key takeaways

– Sip water regularly to keep hydrated

– Let your dentist know what medications you take because some can cause dry mouth

– Breathe through your nose rather than your mouth

It might not seem important but having a dry mouth can cause serious dental problems, talk to your dentist today.

“The truth is that having a dry mouth is hugely damaging to your smile.”

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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.