children's dental health

Need to Know: Children’s Dental Health

It’s important to care for baby teeth because they help guide new adult teeth into position. Early loss of baby teeth can cause remaining teeth to shift and new ones to emerge crooked.

Key takeaways:

– Schedule regular check-ups with a dentist when your child is around one year old.

– Limit the amount of sugar in your child’s diet.

– Start brushing teeth as soon as they emerge and supervise brushing until your child is around seven.

Give your child’s dental health the best start.

“Your dentist is an essential part of your child’s oral health routine.”

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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.