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Why is Professional Teeth Cleaning Important?

Proper brushing and flossing on a daily basis is the most important factor in maintaining healthy teeth and gums — but professional cleaning is also essential. 

Besides restoring teeth to a clean, bright appearance, a dentist also: 

  • Removes plaque build-up from difficult areas and under the gum
  • Provides early detection of potential dental problems
  • Includes screening for possible oral, face and neck cancers

A toothbrush and dental floss cannot remove all food particle and debris — and a regular check-up and cleaning should always be part of a good dental regimen. You’ll keep teeth and gums healthy while detecting any issues as early as possible. Read more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/consequences-of-ignoring-regular-teeth-cleanings/.

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.