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Awards

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Staff at Moreton Dental Care are delighted to announce the practice is in the running for not one, not two, but THREE prestigious awards.

The awards, open to dental practices throughout the UK, are designed to recognise excellence in dentistry and to highlight those practices going the extra mile to provide a high calibre patient experience.

The practice is in the final seven for Best Practice-North West in the Dentistry Awards, and on the shortlist for Practice of the Year-North and Best Charity/Community Project in the Private Dentistry Awards.

The finals will take place later this year in Leicester and London.

 

Dr Paul Sherrard, principal dentist at Moreton Dental Care, said: “I am delighted we have got so far in these competitions. This is recognition for the tremendous hard work everyone puts in to the running of the practice. I am very proud of all the team.”

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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.

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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.


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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."

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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.

 

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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.

 

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