Why Your Heart and Gums May be Related

teeth health, smile, dentistStudies show that properly caring for our teeth and gums can have a massive impact upon blood pressure level. Studies have found that treating gum disease intensively can help to lower both systolic and diastolic pressures over time. Why is this important and why should you speak with your dentist?

– High blood pressure is a very common problem.

– High blood pressure can cause heart attacks and strokes.

– Treating high blood pressure at an early stage can prevent these serious complications.

”Intensive treatment included standard treatment as well as cleaning down to the roots of teeth, antibiotic treatment and removal of teeth…”

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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.