Why is it Important to Care for Your Tooth Enamel?

teeth, health, smile, dentistThe enamel surrounding our teeth does not replenish itself, so protecting this substance is critical if you hope to avoid excess trips to the dentist. Let’s take a quick look at three expert tips which can help to establish healthy lifestyle habits.

– Be sure to brush your teeth two times every day; preferably after large meals.

– Flossing will help to clean areas of the enamel that cannot be accessed by a toothbrush.

– Get plenty of vitamin D and calcium in your diet – milk, cheese, spinach.

– Eat fewer sugary foods like cakes, cookies. Rinse your mouth afterwards if you do eat them.

– Fluorinated water can protect this delicate layer over time

”Getting treatment may be able to help protect your enamel from further damage.”

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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.