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Get your smile ready for that special day.

If you have an important event coming up, perhaps a wedding or a special birthday, and you want to ensure your teeth look good, make sure you leave enough time.

Patients want their new smile to last well beyond the big event so we don’t want to rush and cut corners.

Moreton Dental Care recommends allowing 6 to 8 months for major treatment like dental implants.  

Here’s Margaret’s story about how she achieved her wedding day smile:

 

Mother-of-three Margaret Pauling was beaming from ear to ear on the day of her youngest son’s wedding- thanks to the dental implants she had fitted at Moreton Dental Care.

 

The four implants securing a fixed upper arch of teeth enabled her to thoroughly enjoy the occasion.

Not only could she smile for the cameras with confidence but also laugh with friends and family, and eat anything she wanted without fear of the consequences.

 

Margaret from Liverpool told how she had had crowns fitted as a teenager and after having had them replaced so many times over the years she had become embarrassed to smile.

 

She also felt her poor teeth were affecting her health, and when her third son announced his wedding plans she decided to take action and find a more permanent solution to her dental problems.

 

Dr Paul Sherrard carried out the implant treatment over a period of six months, from the extraction of her crowns to the placement of the implants and fitting the new teeth.

 

Throughout the whole process Margaret was never left without teeth, and had temporary bridges until the final fitting of the new permanent bridge.

“The whole thing has been fabulous from start to finish,” said Margaret who had felt the hardest part would be having the crowns extracted.

 

 

“I felt once the teeth were gone that’s the last, but I’ve never looked back. The implants were very easy to put in, the teeth came out without pain, my health has improved, and Dr Sherrard made sure the treatment was finished ready for the wedding.  I can smile now and laugh and eat anything I want. Its been absolutely fabulous.”

 

 

Posted on in Uncategorized
Twenty years at Moreton Dental Care for Dr Tam Haque

Congratulations are pouring in for our delightful dentist Dr Tam Haque as he celebrates his 20th anniversary at Moreton Dental Care.

And he was overwhelmed when staff threw a surprise party for him at the practice to mark the occasion.

“Unbelievable! “ said Tam who joined Moreton Dental Care as a vocational trainee in 1996 after qualifying as a dentist at Sheffield University.

Tam is much loved and respected by his dental colleagues, dental nurses and patients alike, as the many comments on Facebook attest.

One dentist wrote: “What a fabulous achievement and a wonderful surprise. Clearly you are part of an amazing team that think a lot of you.”

A dental nurse added: “Congratulations to one of the most lovely dentists I’ve nursed for in 17 years.”

Many patients and friends also added their hearty congratulations.

Principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard described Tam as an “incredible man, fabulous dentist and much loved by the whole team.”

Tam gave his sincere thanks to Paul and all the staff for the party and his anniversary presents. “Thanks to Paul Sherrard and everyone for the amazing surprise 20th anniversary party, and for the incredible gifts!” he said.

Tam was joined at the party by his wife Huma and their two children.

Huma said: “Thank you Paul and Anne for all the love , support and being there for us for the past two decades.

Tam was brought up in Liverpool and attended the city's Bluecoat School before winning a place at Sheffield University. While working at Moreton Dental Care he has continued his studies, gaining further qualifications in endodontics and orthodontics. He has also gained the MJDF and the MFGPD- both post-graduate dental qualifications awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons.

 

 

Olympic torch at Moreton Dental Care- thanks to grateful implant patient.

We’re getting into the Olympic spirit at Moreton Dental Care- thanks to dental implant patient Jack Blakemore.

Jack, 73, remembers how four years ago he was selected to carry the iconic Olympic Flame on a Merseyside leg of the torch relay leading up to the London Olympics.

Rather than let the impressive torch he carried sit in his loft at his Wallasey home he has offered to let us put it on view at the practice for the duration of this year’s games.

He made the offer after being so delighted with implant treatment carried out by MDC’s principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard. Jack is pictured above with Dr Sherrard and was particularly proud of his new smile after having implant treatment to secure a new bridge.

Jack was selected by Wirral Council’s chief executive to be a torchbearer, thus joining a list of celebrities, including stars from the world of sport and entertainment, taking part in the relay. He took part in the Southport leg, cheered on by family, friends and crowds of well-wishers as he ran for 300m carrying the torch along Scarisbrick Road on June 1, 2012.

The retired local authority pastoral care officer is very modest but a quick search on Google revealed he has received quite a few awards for his good deeds- among them a long service medal from the Football Association for services to refereeing, and a Civic Award from Wirral Council in 2001 for his services to the community.

We’re delighted Jack has lent us the torch which is now part of our 2016 Olympics display at reception.  

We’re also thrilled Jack is pleased with his dental treatment. Jack says he loves visiting Moreton Dental Care. “I’m sure not everyone says they feel relaxed in the dentist’s chair, but when you know you are in the hands of a true professional I feel very relaxed,” he said.

 

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Wirral dentist slams criticism of flossing.

Dr Paul Sherrard has hit out at reports today that flossing does not work.

He says in his 30 years working as a dentist he sees patients on a daily basis who are benefiting from flossing.

“Every day we see evidence of less bleeding of gums and pocketing (spacing between gum and tooth which indicates gum disease) in patients who floss.

“We even have patients who floss some teeth but not others for whatever reason, and it is the unflossed teeth which are showing signs of disease and will therefore be lost more quickly” said Dr Sherrard.

He explains that just examining and smelling the length of floss after use shows it has had some benefit- it can have a foul-smelling odour after being used to remove debris between teeth.

Dr Sherrard was hitting out at recent studies which claim there is weak evidence that flossing is effective in plaque removal and in reducing gingival (gum) inflammation.

In Britain the NHS recommends flossing, but the US government has recently removed advice to floss from its dietary guidelines, despite recommending the practice for almost 40 years.

But the US government did concede that the effectiveness of flossing over a long period had not been thoroughly investigated.

Dr Sherrard says flossing has particularly significant benefits for people more prone to gum disease, such as diabetics, smokers and implant patients, but stressed that patients must learn to floss correctly for it to be effective.

“That is why at Moreton Dental Care we remind every patient of the importance of flossing and demonstrate clearly how to do it,” added Dr Sherrard.

The British Dental Association states on its patient website that flossing helps “in the battle against tooth decay and gum disease”.

 

Posted on in Charity
MDC backs dementia initiative

Receptionist Jan Sumner is leading the way in Moreton Dental Care’s drive to support dementia sufferers and become a more dementia-friendly practice.

Big-hearted Jan is set to undergo training as a Side By Side volunteer to increase her knowledge of the condition and offer help to sufferers and their families.

Side By Side, a Wirral initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society, aims to help dementia sufferers feel less isolated, empowering them to get out and about with the help of a volunteer.

A volunteer will offer one-to-one social contact to a person living with dementia, helping them to pursue the things they enjoy.  It might be accompanying them on a visit to their local park, the cinema or taking up an old hobby or new leisure activity, or even just having a helpful chat on the phone.

Jan was inspired to train after witnessing an elderly relative struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s Disease. She will spend six hours a month volunteering in her spare time but also feels the training will help her in her receptionist’s role, and has taken up the Alzheimer’s Society’s offer to give a talk to the rest of the MDC team.

MDC staff are now planning a sponsored walk to raise money for the charity this summer.

Practice principal Dr Paul Sherrard said: “Jan is doing a great thing.  We will all benefit from learning more about dementia, particularly in a work capacity, so that we can sympathetically adapt and provide tailored help for people living with dementia and their carers who may need more time and support.”

Rachel Meadows, manager of Side By Side based at The Laurels, Birkenhead, explained that the extra support from a Side By Side volunteer would help people with dementia do things that others might take for granted, and also help them feel part of the community.

 

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