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Tips To Help You towards Good Dental Health

 teeth health smile dentistDental care is important for children as it is for adults. Good care for baby teeth will lead to the emergence of healthy permanent teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Failure to brush and floss regularly will lead to the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth causing gum disease, and potentially triggering heart disease.

– You should see a dentist when you first notice blood when brushing. Bleeding gums may lead to bacteria getting into the bloodstream.

– Cavities are not only caused by sugary foods. Acidic foods will erode tooth enamel and lead to tooth decay.

Many say every six months, but the American Dental Association says it depends on your health status, and frequency of visits should be recommended by your dentist, based on your risks factors for tooth decay and gum disease.

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.

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