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Toothpaste and Dental Erosion

Regular check-ups at the dentist and a good dental health regime are key components in oral care. But the choice of toothpaste is also important. Analysis of nine top toothpaste brands revealed that none of the nine actually protects tooth enamel or prevents erosion of the teeth despite manufacturers’ claims to do so.

The toothpastes analysed were ineffective in:

– Preventing enamel damage

– Fighting hypersensitivity

– Halting tooth erosion

Brushing incorrectly and using the wrong brush are the chief culprits in causing problems as “erosion is one of the causes of dentin exposure” which leads to sensitive 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.