bad breath

Use saliva and your toothbrush to eliminate bad breath

Perhaps you already know that bad breath comes from bacteria in your mouth, and so brushing your tongue as well as your teeth and flossing your teeth will help to eliminate it and let you smile with confidence.

Did you also know that saliva has properties that help to neutralise mouth bacteria? Stimulate the flow of saliva in your mouth by:

– Drinking water to stay hydrated
– Avoiding dehydrating substances such as cigarettes, coffee and alcohol
– Chewing sugar-free gum

Avoid using sugary drinks for hydration as these can pose a risk of cavities – not what you want for your smile.

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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.