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Teeth-cleaning habits that are harmful

We have always been taught that clean teeth are healthy and free from cavities. Unfortunately, studies show that excessive cleaning is actually dangerous.

Here are harmful teeth-cleaning techniques you should avoid:

– Using mouthwash three times a day has been linked to oral cancer and teeth sensitivity.

– Brushing aggressively using a hard-bristled toothbrush destroys your enamel and exposes your dentin, resulting in yellow teeth.

– Flossing more than once per day can cause tear and wear of gum tissue.

See the dentist regularly for checkups and treatments.

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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.