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What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

 teeth health smile dentistIf teeth hurt when you take hot or cold drinks, you may have sensitive teeth. You will need to speak to your dentist about the twinges you experience even when cold air passes over the teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Take good care of tooth enamel which is the protective layer. Worn out enamel exposes nerve endings leading to pain.

– Brush softly with a soft bristled brush to avoid wearing out tooth enamel.

– Teeth sensitivity could be a sign of other problems such as receding gums, teeth grinding and gum disease.

Ignoring your teeth can make things worse. Brush and floss twice a day to help keep your smile bright and pain-free. And see your dentist for a checkup twice a year.

Read the full story here

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/healthy-teeth-17/tooth-sensitivity

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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