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Posted on in Awards
10 reasons to smile

National Smile Month is all about the importance of a healthy smile, but smiling is actually good for you.  Here are 10 reasons why you should flash your pearly whites more often:

 

1. It boosts your immune system

Smiling changes the chemistry in your body. Numerous medical studies have found smiling to lower heart rate, steady breathing and relax the body, which results in a stronger immune system.

 

2. It changes your mood

Psychologists have found if you grin for 60 seconds, no matter how fake or forced it feels, it releases serotonin which tricks the body into making you feel happy again.

 

3. It lowers your blood pressure

As you smile, endorphins go up and blood pressure comes down. Those who have monitored their blood pressure both before and after smiling show a measurable difference.

 

4. It gives you a natural high

Rethink saying thank you with chocolates. According to The British Dental Health Foundation, a loving smile can produce the same emotional response as eating 2,000 chocolate bars!

 

5. It melts hearts

Several studies have found that a long-onset smile (0.5s onset) is seen as more authentic and flirtatious, and is perceived as more attractive, trustworthy and less dominant.

 

6. You’ll be remembered

Flash those pearly whites in your next interview. If you are smiling, you are three times more likely to be remembered than a person who is displaying negative or neutral features.

 

7. Smile your way to success

People who smile are more likely to get a promotion. Numerous studies have found a smile plays an important part in the physical attractiveness stereotype. Furthermore, psychological research has shown that attractive people are perceived as more successful, intelligent, and friendly.

 

8. You’ll look younger

Smiling is a natural facelift! It plumps up the cells in your skin and gives you a radiant glow. In fact, a study conducted by Orbit Complete found that 69 per cent of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they are wearing makeup.

 

9. And live longer

When you are smiling, it’s difficult not to be positive. And a positive attitude has been shown to increase life expectancy. Researchers at Columbia University found happier people were less likely to develop heart problems.

 

10. A quote to smile about

“A smile costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.” - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Posted on in Awards
National dental award!

Principal dentist Paul Sherrard has won a prestigious national award for saving the life of a patient using dental implant treatment.

Judges of the Aesthetic Dentistry awards declared the testimonial given by Dr Sherrard's patient Flo Webb about her 'miraculous' experience as the most inspiring they had received.

They presented him with The Patients Choice award at a glittering ceremony in London on Friday after they heard Flo's account of how dental implants enabled her to eat again after months on a liquid diet.

Flo, 76,from Greasby, had been in a desperate state when she turned up at Moreton Dental Care.  She had shed three stone in weight, down to just five stone, because she could no longer eat properly and was beginning to think she was beyond help.

Her previous dentist had removed her teeth but had been unable to make a denture that fitted her correctly.  Doctors had threatened to put her on a drip because she was losing so much weight on the liquid diet.

Dr Sherrard solved her problem by securing a new lower arch of teeth with two implants, making them completely stable.

Said Flo: “I am absolutely overjoyed with the treatment. My whole life has been transformed by it.   That young dentist Paul Sherrard literally saved my life.   It is a miracle and I can never thank him enough. I can enjoy a Sunday roast again now, or go out for a meal.”

Staff at Moreton Dental Care threw a celebration tea party for Flo at the practice in Hoylake Road, Moreton, on Monday and presented her with flowers and a voucher for a meal for two at a local restaurant.

“I’m delighted with Paul’s success.  It’s thoroughly deserved.  The staff here feel like my family now,” added Flo who decided to try Moreton Dental Care after being recommended by a nurse friend who was concerned about her health.

Dr Sherrard said: “I’m delighted our team have been able to help Flo and have a such a big impact on her life.  She is a delightful patient and we are all always pleased to see her.

“We’re all thrilled to win a national award- It’s all down to having a great team of staff to work with.”

The Aesthetic Dentistry Awards are run by FMC, the award-winning dental publishing and communications company, and one of the UK’s foremost post-graduate education providers for dental professionals.


Posted on in Awards

Congratulations to Paul Sherrard, principal dentist at Moreton Dental Care, for reaching the final shortlist in a national dentistry competition.

Dr Sherrard has made it to the finals of the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2016.

His entries were among hundreds submitted by dentists from all over the country in a bid to win a prestigious prize.

Dr Sherrard has been shortlisted in the two categories he entered- both are for cases involving dental implants.

Competition organisers the dental publishing company FMC said: "Yet again the standard of this year's entries has been outstanding so to make it to this point is a major achievement in itself."

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in mid March.

Said Dr Sherrard: "I'm delighted to have got so far in the competition.  None of it would have been possible without the support of the wonderful team working with me at Moreton Dental Care."

Posted on in Treatments
Forward planning to improve your smile

A smile is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes.  It’s certainly more than just a contraction of muscles in your face!

Scientists have proved that smiling is also good for you. A smile can reduce stress and increase positive emotions which benefits physical and mental health.

We all know a person with a smile appears more confident, happier and relaxed, and sends out a more positive message to people they meet. 

A smile usually involves showing your teeth, but if you’re not happy with the state of your teeth a trip to the dentist could really help to change that. 

If you have a big event coming up but don’t feel happy about smiling at the camera, think about booking in for an appointment sooner rather than later.

We are frequently working to deadlines, but your new smile needs to last a lot longer than the big occasion so we don’t want to take short cuts with your treatment.

We’ve put together a timeline to give an idea of how long is required for a variety of treatments.  Why not contact our reception staff for more details and to book a consultation.  Phone on 0151 677 2917, or drop in to the practice to meet us.

Our experienced dental team are helping to create beautiful smiles for our patients every day, and we get great results, even described as life-changing by many.  Just have a look at reviews written by patients on our Facebook page!

Posted on in Uncategorized
Christmas Wishes

The Moreton Dental Care team would like to wish all our patients a very happy Christmas, and give an update on all the babies that have arrived this year.

This time last year six members of staff were due to be on maternity leave at the same time, which did happen.

Now all six babies- three girls and three boys- have been safely delivered and are looking forward to spending Christmas with their families.

Three of the mums, hygienist Stephanie Farrell and dental nurses Kerry Baily and Jennie Thorpe, are now back at work, while the remaining three, dental nurses Suzanne Roberts, Beckie Warren and Gemma Barnes, are expected to return in the New Year.

We managed to get all of them in together for a festive snap. From left to right: Gemma with Katie, Stephanie with Henry, Kerry with Oliver, Jennie with Evie, Suzanne with Rosie, and Beckie with Joey.

Principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard says it has been a particularly memorable year for him. He added: “This is my 25th year running the practice, which is a milestone for me, but having six staff off at the same time is something I won’t forget either. Over the years I’ve had a few maternity leaves overlapping, but never anywhere near as many as this.”

He praised the rest of the staff for their hard work and flexibility to keep the practice running smoothly throughout the year, despite the staff shortage.  “Everyone has worked exceptionally hard for which I am extremely grateful. We particularly had to plan very carefully when people took their holidays in the summer. Now we’re all thrilled to see the new babies- they are gorgeous,” added Dr Sherrard.

 

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