take care your dental implants

Take Care of Your Dental Implants

There are times when a dental implant may develop inflammation around the bone and gum tissue — a condition which dentists call peri-implantitis. The good news is that this situation can normally be prevented if caught at an early stage. 

Here are three useful takeaway points:

  • Do not floss too aggressively as you can damage the gums.
  • Be sure to care for your teeth (implants and normal teeth) with good oral hygiene to keep the teeth and gums healthy and bacteria-free.
  • See your dentist on a regular basis for exams and cleaning.

“While dental implants are meant to last a lifetime, peri-implantitis can affect the health and longevity of your dental restorations.”

You can learn more about peri-implantitis here:

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.