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What Are the Main Factors Behind Tooth Loss?

Teeth can last your whole life with proper care. Regular appointments with your dentist and good oral hygiene will help prevent tooth loss.

Key takeaways:

  • Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss as the resulting infection can cause the tooth roots to become loose.
  • Tooth decay causes tooth loss, and adults are at an increased risk from tooth decay due to producing less bacteria removing saliva as we age.
  • Even a tiny crack or chip to the tooth can lead to tooth loss if it goes untreated and an infection sets in.

“When a tooth injury goes untreated, it can eventually worsen and affect the interior of the tooth, where the nerve tissue keeps the tooth alive.”

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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.