Avoiding Dental Health Problems During Pregnancy

Solutions for Tooth Sensitivity

Are your teeth overly sensitive? A few simple adjustments could make all of the difference in the world in terms of a healthy and painfree smile.

– Tooth grinding can literally strip away valuable enamel.
– Brushing or flossing with too much force may cause teeth to become more sensitive.
– Don’t eat so many acidic foods (tomatoes and citrus) as they can affect tooth enamel.
– Some mouthwashes are very acidic and can impact enamel if used too often.

“Tooth enamel is the strongest material in your body, but it’s no match for the power of clenching or grinding.”

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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.