Children’s Dental Health and Impact on Development

Children’s Dental Health and Impact on Development

Quite apart from the obvious medical benefits, good dental health for children is also important for their proper development. Teaching children from an early age to brush and floss properly as well as getting them accustomed to visiting a dentist all play an important role in building confidence. Dental problems will always arise but these can be minimised by following a good dental care routine.

– Brush and floss properly

– Visit the dentist every six months

– Get problems treated immediately

Healthy teeth give a “boost of confidence through having a bright, clean smile” and you can read more on the subject 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.