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David’s journey began with us last year in 2017. He fractured his two front teeth in an accident when he was 14 years old so they had been replaced with post crowns. The post crowns lasted many years, but then one of them began to......

One of our longstanding patients, Claire DeVere Whiteway Wilkinson, has taken on the Alps Challenge this month in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Here, Claire tells us what inspired her to take on this epic challenge: I have worked in and around MSG for a......

Nicci has been a patient at the practice since she moved to Middleton St George in 2006. She recently won our monthly prize draw and opted for Enlighten teeth whitening. She was initially a bit apprehensive when starting the treatment as she had heard a......

Annabelle works in Performing Arts so having an immaculate appearance is very important to her. She came to us after undergoing orthodontic treatment and although she was very happy with the results she wanted a whiter, brighter smile. Annabelle decided to have a course of......

‘Every morning I have sliced lemon in my water’ sound familiar? We often have patients coming in to us that have suffered erosion on their teeth and they are unaware of the cause. We all hear about the benefits of infusing our water with fruit;......

Our head dental nurse Natasha will be getting married in June this year and we are all very excited! Preparations are under way as we will be ditching the scrubs for a day and putting the glad rags on for a day of celebrations (mixed......

Hannah’s journey with us began when she decided she no longer wanted to feel self-conscious when smiling in photos. Her main concern was the misalignment of her front teeth. After discussing the potential options with Chris, Hannah decided she would like Invisalign. Invisalign is a......

Rosemary first came to us in 2016 under recommendation from various people. She had lost a few teeth over the years and had an upper removable partial denture. Her upper front crowns were supported by posts and were all starting to fail. Unfortunately, we had......

Keith first came to us in 2017 after he was referred by his dentist regarding potential dental implants. He was concerned about the deterioration of his teeth and was looking to find a solution. Keith was very nervous at first, but after Chris and Andy......

I saw a post on Facebook recently. It simply said: “I wonder what my dog named me” Initially I found this hilarious, but once the mirth had subsided, it got me thinking. This post is actually quite profound and points to a really interesting concept.......

  The Northern Lights are amazing, in so many ways. How they come about is not fully understood, but it goes something like this: The Earth has a core made of molten iron. This creates a magnetic field and is why we have North and......

There is a story that originated back in the 1950s and 1960s, during the Space Race between Russia and the USA. I think it may have featured in an episode of The West Wing. I’m not big on political dramas, in fact I’m not really......

This photograph is amazing. It was taken from 6 billion km away, beyond the orbit of Pluto. Earth has never been photographed from further away before or since. The photo is known as “Pale Blue Dot” and was taken by the Voyager space probe in......

  Time travel isn’t possible. Well, it might be but you may end up in a parallel universe or something. It all gets a bit weird. If you’re interested, look up “the grandfather paradox solved”. So time travel isn’t possible, at least for people. And......

Nicola came to us in 2016. She was very concerned about the alignment and colour of her teeth and the gum recession that had exposed the edges of the veneers on two of her upper front teeth. After a course of Invisalign clear braces, followed......

I’m very proud of myself. I am. I’ll tell you why. I’ve just completed Dry January. I’ve never been a big drinker – rarely more than 14 units a week and usually just weekends – in fact the pathological control freak in me doesn’t actually......

  No, not the film (which I’ve never seen – is it any good? I’ve just looked it up and the cast looks good. Although it’s got Ricky Gervais in, which is usually sufficient to sink any potential Hollywood blockbuster). Following on from my blog......

  I’m going to try to explain an equation. Yes, an equation. Try to stay awake at the back. I’m going to explain it in simple terms, as I understand it. I only have an A-Level in Physics, so all you clever science buffs can......

  I’ve just been gently tenderised by a burly young lady covered in tattoos. On the price list they call it a back massage. Something I probably need to do more often – my back and shoulders knot up on a regular basis (hazard of......

Janet came to us last year, travelling all the way from Manchester, with a badly broken upper right tooth. Unfortunately it had to be removed as it was too damaged to repair. She was very conscious of the visible gap in her smile and decided......

  Water. H2O. Hydrogen oxide. No, wait – Di-hydrogen oxide. No, hang on – Hydrogen hydroxide. Oxygen dihydride? Doesn’t matter. I need it, you need it, we all need it. It covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and makes up about 65% of a human......

So I’m supposed to start a blog. So my business coach tells me. It’s going to be good for me, good for my business, good for the planet, good for everyone. Apparently I’m not supposed to write just about dentistry (because that’s boring, let’s face......

We had a very special visitor to the Practice in November 2017. Emil is 4 years old and was born premature. As a result of the difficult birth he has cerebral palsy. This means he needs support to walk and get around – he’s recently......

Tiffany is a performer in the shows at Disneyland, Paris. During her initial consultation she told us that she was very worried about the appearance of her teeth. As she spends hours at a time facing and entertaining the public, we immediately understood her concerns.......

As a busy hairdresser and owner of a salon, Leanne felt that the appearance of her smile was really affecting her confidence. Her overcrowded upper front teeth were chipped and had old white fillings that had become stained over time. We decided to straighten Leanne’s......

Case by Dr Chris Burton, implants by Mr Andy Burns. Porcelain veneers by Frontier Dental Laboratories Inc, California...

    Case by Dr Chris Burton. Porcelain crowns, veneers and bridges by 1st Dental Laboratories, Harrogate....

    “Thank you again for my dental work; I was having an official photo taken last week and realised that I didn’t have to give my usual tight-lipped, closed-mouth smile any more!”   Case by Dr Chris Burton. Porcelain crowns and bridges by Frontier......

      Dr Chris Burton completed this case as part of Level 3 of the CCADS program. The porcelain veneers and crowns were made by Frontier Dental Laboratories, California....

  Case by Dr Chris Burton, implant placed by Mr Andy Burns. Crowns and veneers by Frontier Dental Laboratories Inc, California.  ...

Our smile of the month award for August goes to our lovely patient below! This lady from Darlington had always hated her teeth, so we decided this was a full mouth cosmetic smile design case, and placed new crowns to create this stunning result.  ......

Our smile of the month award for February goes to our lovely patient below! She received teeth whitening treatment and clear braces from us to improve her smile, see the transformation…        Before and After:       ...

This lady had disliked her teeth for many years, and was very anxious about dental treatment. She owns a pub and works as front-of-house, so was very conscious of the poor appearance of her smile. Although one of the front teeth unfortunately had to be removed because......

A Brief History of Air Polishing Air Polishing was originally developed as a new form of dental technology by Dr Robert Black, as far back as 1945.  Not without its problems, Black’s technology was developed to become the foundation of the procedure and was finally......