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Ben smiles again after getting rid of ill-fitting dentures

A breakfast cereal taster and self-confessed ‘dentist’s nightmare’ has had his life transformed with dental implants.

Ben McDavitt blames the wear and tear on his teeth on having a very sweet tooth and on his job of 30 years as a taster of high-sugar breakfast cereals.

As his teeth decayed he went from fillings to crowns to dentures which left him miserable, unable to smile and unable to eat his favourite foods. Ben could not tolerate his traditional dentures and wanted the less bulky, tighter, more comfortable and more retentive option of implant-supported dentures.

Finally Ben, from Wallasey, consulted his brother, a dentist in Scotland, about the possibility of dental implants as a better option than traditional dentures.  His brother agreed, did some research and came up with Dr Paul Sherrard’s name as the dentist to go to for treatment in the Wirral area.

Dr Sherrard recommended  upper and lower implant-retained dentures, secured by placing six implants.   Ben agreed and began the treatment process.  

Nine months later Ben can’t stop smiling with his new teeth and says they have ‘revolutionised’ his life.

“I’m absolutely delighted with the outcome. I haven’t been able to smile for a few years but now you can’t stop me smiling. People tell me how happy I look and that I look younger,’ said Ben.

Work friends have started calling him ‘the posh boy’ because his appearance has improved so much and because he can now pronounce words properly again.

His new teeth are also helping him at work because the implant-retained upper denture has no palate so he is able to taste food much better than previously.

The new teeth also mean Ben can now enjoy one of his favourite foods again-corn on the cob- something he had been unable to tackle wearing traditional dentures.

Picture: Ben with implant team members Stacey Collins, Laura Hill and Dr Paul Sherrard

 

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Live longer with a healthier smile

Have you hit the gym, cut the calories and given up the booze to kick start your healthy new year?

But did you remember to put a visit to the hygienist on your to-do list too?

People with poor oral health are more likely to suffer from other diseases, and unfortunately as we age we are more likely to have gum disease.

Fifty percent of the over 45s suffer from gum disease which has links to other conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even dementia. 

But there is plenty you can do to tackle it and get a healthy smile at the same time.

Regular visits to the hygienist will ensure the removal of plaque from your teeth as well as provide you with advice on the best way to care for your teeth at home.

The hygienist will also show you how to use floss and interdental brushes correctly to remove the hard-to-reach plaque between your teeth.

Plaque is a sticky, colourless film of bacteria and sugars that constantly forms on our teeth and is the main cause of cavities and gum disease.

Our hygienists are are also able to advise on dental implant hygiene and maintenance. Our website Moreton Dental Care has more information about our Hygienist Services, including video demonstrations showing correct brushing and flossing techniques.

Contact our reception team on 0151 677 2917 to make an appointment with one of our hygienists.

 

 

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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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!

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.

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