hidden dangers of poor oral health

The Hidden Dangers of Poor Oral Health

We are all aware that caring for your teeth and gums in order to enjoy oral health. However, there is also an inextricable link between our mouths and the rest of our bodies.

Key takeaways:

  • Mouth bacteria can travel in the bloodstream to form plaque in the arteries and organs.
  • Excess plaque can lead to heart disease.
  • Those who have diabetes are at a higher risk of developing gum disease.
  • Oral bacteria can cause upper respiratory infections.

“Research has been proving just how much your oral health is connected to the rest of your body.”

Take a look at why it is always important to see your dentist:


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.