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Best Choice of Sweets for Children’s Teeth

Children love a treat but unfortunately tend to opt for those sweets that are most harmful to their teeth. All sweets contain sugars and sweeteners — and these play a big role in tooth enamel damage and cavities. 

While no sweets can be deemed as “safe” for teeth, these are the least harmful:

  • Chocolate
  • Granola or bars containing nuts
  • Sugar-free gum

Children’s exposure to sweets should be rationed or only enjoyed on special occasions in order to keep the dentist happy and avoid serious issues with their teeth and dental health. 

Find out more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/which-candies-are-best-and-worst-for-your-childs-teeth/.

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.

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