oral care is critical for athletes

Why Oral Care is Critical for Athletes

Did you know that the health of your teeth and gums can affect your athletic performance? While this might come as a surprise, there is a definitive link between the two. What are three factors to keep in mind so that you can schedule an appointment with your dentist?

  • Pain can impact your ability to eat.
  • Discomfort within the mouth can be distracting when playing a sport.
  • The health of your teeth and gums will often translate to the health of your entire body.

“Pain can affect your ability to fully participate in training and competitions.”

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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.