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Posted on in Events
Staff gear up for our Healthy Living day next week

Dentist Tam Haque (pictured) is practising his press-ups ready for our Healthy Living Day on Tuesday (Oct 6th) when patients and non-patients will have the chance to have a physical work-out as well as a check-up- thanks to a unique initiative.

A team of health and fitness experts from Wirral Community NHS Trust's Livewell team will be visiting Moreton Dental Care to give tips and advice on a wide range of health issues, as well as offering health checks.

And staff from Upton-based Gravity Health and Fitness club will be setting up a mini gym at the practice for the morning to enable visitors to try out some exercise machines and to receive guidance on ways to improve fitness.

The aim of the event, the first of its kind to be held at a Wirral dental practice, is to promote a message of health and wellbeing to patients and the local community.

The Livewell team supports local people to make positive lifestyle changes. They run a broad range of free health and wellbeing courses and activities at venues throughout the Wirral from healthy cookery and relaxation classes to fitness and weight management programmes. Livewell also offers help to people wanting to quit smoking.

Trainers from Gravity will demonstrate fitness techniques on a range of equipment,  including rowing and cycling machines, and will be giving away free day passes to their gym on the day.

Principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard says the event is a great opportunity to get a healthy lifestyle message across to the local community.

“We as dentists are in a unique position to discuss with patients diet and lifestyle issues that affect both teeth and the whole body. A good example is sugar which can not only damage your teeth but also lead to weight issues and diabetes,” he added.

Dr Sherrard, himself a one-time smoker, is proud of the success he has had in encouraging patients to quit the habit which can cause gum disease.

The Healthy Living event at Moreton Dental Care, Hoylake Road, will run from 9.30 to 12.30.

 

Posted on in Treatments
Young-at-heart Gordon delights in his new smile

Even at the age of 88 Gordon Mumford decided dentures were not for him.

When a bridge failed after 25 years he decided to take advantage of the latest dental technology- dental implants.

“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done with my money. The whole process has been absolutely wonderful, “ said the sprightly pensioner after having two dental implants fitted to secure a three-unit bridge.

Now Gordon is smiling from ear to ear, thanks to the new teeth which have restored his confidence.

He described the implant treatment as ‘painless’ from start to finish and praised staff for their support.

“Everyone here is lovely. I’m really looked after like one of the family,” said Gordon who has been a patient of the practice for 30 years.

 

Said Dr Sherrard: “It’s always a real joy to treat Gordon. He’s a true gentleman, always cheerful and very appreciative., and the staff all love him.”

Posted on in Charity
Uganda 2015 update

Almost 1,000 patients received care from dentist Dr Paul Sherrard on his two-week charity trip to rural East Africa this summer.

He was with a medical team from the UK who joined up with Ugandan health workers to visit remote Ugandan villages where they provided health care for poverty-stricken subsistence farmers and their families.

The whole team were able to offer help to around 4,000 people who would not normally have access to medical or dental care but have a high treatment need.

Paul extracted hundreds of teeth to relieve the toothache of many Ugandans and also gave oral hygiene instruction to local schoolchildren.  The mission team handed out 1,800 toothbrushes after giving lessons in how to use a toothbrush most effectively.

The trip was organised by the Rock of Joy Trust which was established to support schools and communities in Uganda after initial visits from Heswall medics and churchgoers back in 2007.

Since then volunteers from the UK have returned annually to work towards their goals of establishing clean water supplies, building new schools, sponsoring teachers and attending to the medical needs of the community.  

The volunteers on this trip included 30 teenagers from Heswall Youth Fellowship, some of whom assisted the medics, while the rest ran fun clubs, sports sessions and lessons in the four Christian schools supported by the trust. The youngsters spent a year training and preparing before setting off for Uganda in July.

Paul says he was privileged to be part of the trip and felt humbled by the team spirit and sincere kindness shown by the Ugandan people he met.

The Big Summer Brush Up-helping kids to clean their teeth properly

"My children do not always brush their teeth thoroughly. They rush, tell me they've brushed when they haven't and some days they're simply not interested in caring for their teeth," said one mum surveyed by Denplan, and a statement many mums would agree with.

Denplan's Big Summer Brush Up campaign is full of useful tips on how to make brushing fun for kids and get them to learn good oral health habits at the same time.

We're going to pass on a few of these tips here on our blog.

Dentist tip: it's common for children to rush through their brushing which means some of the teeth surfaces get missed. To help, get your child to imagine dividing their mouth into four main sections and brush each section for 30 seconds.

This means they're more likely to brush all the back teeth, and each tooth surface.

If you think they've missed any teeth, follow up by brushing their teeth yourself after they've finished.

To help reach the back teeth, get your child to pretend to be a lion or a dinosaur and give you a big roar! This helps them to open their mouth wide for you!

Dentist tip: choose a fun toothbrush with their favourite character on.

Dentist tip: make their own toothbrush holder by decorating a cup with stickers or coloured paper.

Dentist tip: brush to a special song.

Dentist tip: fill in a brushing reward chart. (Download a six week brushing chart from www.denplan.co.uk/bigsummerbrushup).

For more hints and tips visit www.denplan.co.uk/bigsummerbrushup.

Posted on in Charity
Uganda  Charity Trip

These are some of the latest photographs sent by our principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard from his charity trip to East Africa where he is spending two weeks helping meet a desperate need for dentistry.

He is treating hundreds of tooth ache sufferers, many of whom will have not seen a dentist before in their isolated communities in Uganda.

This week he is south of the equator near Masaka working with a team of British and local doctors and nurses, setting up temporary clinics in remote and impoverished villages

Dr Sherrard is extremely grateful for the huge support he has received from his patients at Moreton Dental Care and other well-wishers who donated more than £2,000 to help fund the trip which has been organised through the Parish of Heswall Churches.

It is the third time he has worked in Uganda. On each of the previous trips he extracted more than 1,000 teeth. The tooth-decay was so bad in some patients they were suffering from life-threatening infections.

A team of 27 teenagers from Heswall Youth Fellowship are also on the Uganda mission. They are spending time working in schools, running holiday clubs and offering support in the local communities, as well as helping to spread the message about good oral hygiene.

Said Dr Sherrard: “It’s a huge privilege to have the opportunity to take part in this mission, and I’m very touched by all the support I have received from so many people.”

The trip is organised by the Rock of Joy Trust which was established to support schools and communities in Uganda after initial visits from Heswall medics and churchgoers back in 2007.

Since then volunteers from the UK have been back annually to work towards their goals of establishing clean water supplies, building new schools, sponsoring teachers and attending to the medical needs of the community.

 

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