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Posted on in Awards
Spare a thought for your teeth over the festive season.

Eat, drink, be merry and follow these top tips to help keep your mouth healthy this Christmas and all year round:

 

1. Brush before breakfast - You've got up at a ridiculous hour to squeeze the turkey into you oven. The children are still asleep so it's the perfect time to brush your teeth without interruption. Brushing before breakfast means that they teeth have not been exposed to any sugar or acid attacks and will help protect you for the day ahead.

 

2. Drink through a straw - Many of us are partial to a drink at Christmas, sugary or alcoholic drinks though can be extremely harmful to our teeth; causing tooth decay and erosion. Drinking through a straw can help bypass the teeth and you still get to enjoy your favourite festive tipple.

 

3. Chew sugar-free gum - After eating or drinking anything acidic it can take an hour for your mouth to return to its natural state. Chewing sugar-free gum encourages saliva production which helps this happen quicker, reducing acid attack on our teeth. It also means you have fresh breath when you get caught under the mistletoe for that cheeky kiss.

 

4. Wait an hour to brush - You have finished your ambitious sized Christmas dinner the Queen has appeared on your TV and you have fallen into a ‘food coma'. This is the perfect time to give your mouth a break. Brushing your teeth within an hour can brush away tiny particles of enamel, leading to eventual dental erosion. So wait until you wake up to give your teeth a brush and then get on with the celebrations.

 

5. Don't rinse, spit! - After you have brushed your teeth rinsing your mouth out with water can rinse away the protective fluoride from your toothpaste. Don't rinse, just spit to make sure you get the full benefit and bring a smile to your face this Christmas.

 

And a tip from Denplan: although a soft drink might seem like a healthier, non-alcoholic option this Christmas, many are highly acidic, or loaded with decay-causing sugar.  Why not try a refreshing iced water flavoured with slices of fresh cucumber and mint leaves for a tooth-friendly alternative.

 

Ho Ho Ho- snap up a whiter smile for the festive season!

Get your teeth looking lighter and whiter in just a few weeks with our special offer launched today.

Moreton Dental Care is offering the Boutique Whitening system for just £230- a saving of £100- from now until the end of January.

The system is simple and easy to use. First, book in with one of our hygienists to be fitted for custom-made whitening trays. Then you are ready to use Boutique’s high quality whitening gel at home.

It’s a safe, effective way to achieve a brighter, whiter smile, particularly if you’re looking for that extra sparkle for the festive season.

This offer is subject to terms and conditions.

Boutique Whitening is only available from dental surgeries.

Contact our reception team for more details on 0151 677 2917.

Posted on in Awards
Dental implant event at Moreton Dental Care

Moreton Dental Care staff were delighted to welcome eminent implant dentist Dr Steve Byfield to spend the day with the team and take part in an evening event for referring dental practices.

Dr Byfield became friends with practice principal Dr Paul Sherrard after they met at an awards presentation at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, ten years ago.

The Yorkshire-based dental surgeon is highly regarded among dentists nationally for his work in implantology and has more than 20 years’ experience of placing dental implants.

He has been a national board member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice, The Association of Dental Implantology and British Dental Health Foundation.

After spending the day working alongside Dr Sherrard at Moreton Dental Care sharing ideas and discussing cases, Dr Byfield gave a talk to staff from local dental practices who refer their implant patients to Dr Sherrard.

Dr Sherrard was delighted to welcome his visitor to Moreton.

He said: “Sincere thanks to my dear friend Steve for a fabulous day with my incredible team, and for a brilliant lecture to our referrers. He is my inspiration in implant dentistry.”

Dr Sherrard’s aim is to provide patients with high quality care and to build close working relationships with dental professionals.

Dr Sherrard was one of the first dentists to be awarded the highly-regarded Diploma in Implant Dentistry by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Dr Sherrard is pictured with Dr Byfield at the open evening.

 

Posted on in Charity
Mouth Cancer Awareness month, November 2015

Staff at Moreton Dental Care are wearing their blue lips with pride this November in support of Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Staff have found if they all put on their blue lipstick at the same time, patients start to question why they are wearing it.

The answer is they are aiming to raise awareness of MOUTH CANCER- a disease which claims around 2,000 lives each year. Many of these could be prevented if the cancer is caught early enough.

The campaign organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, aims to increase public awareness of the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and to encourage everybody to visit their dentist regularly to help spot the disease early.

Dentists at Moreton Dental Care routinely check for mouth cancer at every general appointment. Early detection transforms survival rates from 50% to 90% which highlights the importance of the campaign.

The BDHF is hoping Mouth Cancer Action Month will send a clear message to the public with its campaign phrase “If in doubt get it checked out”.

Mouth cancer can strike in a number of places including the lips, tongue, gums and cheek. Three signs and symptoms not to ignore are:

.ulcers which do not heal in three weeks,

.red and white patches in the mouth,

.unusual lumps or swellings in the mouth or head and neck area.

Pictured are from the left: practice manager Lorraine Parker, administrator Vicky Lawton, practice manager Stacey Collins, and Claire Osmand (from Denplan).

Snap a winning smile in a selfie and a prize could be yours.

The great thing about a smile is it makes everyone much happier, so why not capture your smile in a selfie- it could be a winner!

An iPhone 6S and £2,000 of UK holiday park vouchers could be yours if you submit a selfie of your smile into a Denplan competition this month after a check-up with your Denplan dentist.

All the dentists at Moreton Dental Care are Denplan dentists, so take that selfie today and upload it via the website www.denplan.co.uk . Alternatively you can share it on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #doitforyourselfie.

We have got mobile phones and selfie sticks available at the practice should you wish to use them.

Research has shown 5.6 million selfies are taken on average each day by adults in the UK while 74% of adults worry about how their teeth look in photographs.

We at Moreton Dental Care are passionate about helping patients achieve a healthy smile they can be proud of.   We’re encouraging everyone, not only Denplan patients, to share their smile with the world.

Denplan is the UK’s leading dental payment plan provider- they’ve been helping the public budget for their private dental care for nearly 30 years. Its member dentists now provide care for around 1.7 million patients.

The Denplan plan we offer at Moreton Dental Care is called Denplan Essentials. For £13.55 a month patients get two private check-ups and two private hygiene visits per year, upto 2 x-rays and 20% off all private treatment, excluding implants and orthodontics.

Denplan membership also includes holiday insurance to cover the cost of emergency dental treatment while away from home either in the UK or abroad.

 

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