dental care

Children and Dental Health Routine

Children learn by example and repetition. This axiom also applies to dental care where routine and demonstration are key ingredients to healthy teeth and gums. 

It is every parent’s duty to teach their children how to brush and floss correctly but there are other important components to good dental health including:

Establishing a routine of brushing teeth at the same time every day

Making it a family routine to include parents and children

Choosing a good child-friendly dentist

Setting an example “when it comes to brushing and flossing” will motivate children to follow suit — and treat their teeth and gums with the care they deserve. Read more at

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.