What Habits can Lead to Unhealthy Teeth?
Unhealthy teeth and regular trips to the dentist can be associated just as much with bad habits as with poor brushing techniques. What are some common mistakes to avoid at all costs? The list below may surprise you.
– Failing to brush the tongue can lead to a build-up of bacteria within the mouth.
– Eating sugary foods without rinsing with water immediately after may contribute to the development of cavities.
– Using teeth to open or cut objects such as plastic bags.
“You don’t want irreversible damage to occur because you were trying to “tough it out.”
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.