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Dental Health Myths You Need To Avoid

You’re likely to have heard that certain habits make your teeth healthier and whiter, but is that really a fact or is it just a myth?

Key takeaways:

– There’s no evidence that oil pulling helps whiten your teeth.

– Fluoride-free toothpaste puts you at higher risk of developing cavities.

– Vinegar is abrasive and acidic, so using it to rinse your mouth can damage the enamel.

– Charcoal toothpaste can damage tooth enamel and won’t prevent cavities.

Always ask your dentist about trends to get accurate information on how to look after your 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.