choosing a toothpaste to your child

When Choosing a Toothpaste for Your Child

Healthy adult teeth arise from embracing the proper practices at an early age. This is why parents need to know how to choose the best toothpaste for their child. Let us look at three recommendations:

  • Children under three years of age should not use a toothpaste which contains fluoride.
  • Choose agreeable flavours to encourage your child to brush.
  • Speak with your dentist in order to ensure that the toothpaste is endorsed by the proper medical authorities.

“When choosing toothpaste for a child who is under 3 years old, it is best to get one that does not contain fluoride.”

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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.