What Causes Tooth Loss?

There are several reasons why you may lose your permanent teeth. Below we take a closer look at the main culprits.

Key takeaways:

• Tooth loss is mainly caused by tooth decay which often comes as a result of poor oral hygiene.

• Gum disease can also affect your jaw bone and cause your tooth to become loose.

• Eating sugary foods can weaken your enamel and encourage cavities to develop. 

To prevent tooth loss, brush and floss your teeth daily, eat healthy foods and visit your dentist for regular checkups.

Read more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/top-causes-of-tooth-loss/

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.