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5 Amazing Facts about Da Vinci Veneers

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Da Vinci veneers are one of the world’s leading veneer systems. If you dream of a bright and beautiful smile, this could be the treatment for you. Here are 5 amazing facts to help you learn more:

  1. Da Vinci veneers are the A-listers of the cosmetic dentistry world: if there’s one treatment that’s associated with the glamour and glitz of Hollywood, it’s Da Vinci veneers. These stunning veneers have long been the choice of popular personalities looking for a flawless smile. As well as being selected by famous faces, Da Vinci veneers also appear on TV on a regular basis. If you’ve ever watched Extreme Makeover, you’ve probably seen the difference this treatment can make.
  2. Da Vinci veneers are thinner than other types of veneer: Da Vinci veneers are thinner than many other types of porcelain veneers. This means that minimal preparation is required; the aesthetics also look incredibly natural.
  3. You can achieve an incredible new smile in just 2-3 visits: it’s easy to assume that getting a new smile takes months. However, with Da Vinci veneers, we can transform your teeth in just 2-3 visits. During the initial appointment, we will plan your treatment and answer any questions you have. Your bespoke veneers will be expertly crafted, and then we can fit them.
  4. Da Vinci veneers are resistant to staining: the last thing you want when you’ve got a radiant new smile is your veneers to become stained and discoloured. These veneers are stain-resistant, so you can enjoy a pristine white smile for longer.
  5. Da Vinci veneers last longer than other veneers: Da Vinci veneers may be thin, but they’re also tough. They are made from hard-wearing materials, which enable you to enjoy a beautiful smile for years.

Call us today to find out more and see if Da Vinci veneers are the best choice for you.

Meet Our Clinical Director Dr Marius McGovern

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Allow us to introduce you to our clinical director, Dr Marius McGovern, a highly experienced dentist who has been working in Merseyside since he graduated in 1995 from Liverpool University.

Marius has been a principal dentist for more than a decade and he is a very experienced dentist with a wide range of interests; he is a member of a number of associations and organizations, including the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


In addition to Marius’ clinical work, he is also a mentor to young, trainee dentists and is a clinical instructor at the California Centre for Advanced Dental Studies. He also works as a mentor for some of the leading implant companies.

Training and qualifications

During his career, Marius has been fortunate to spend time with some of the world’s leading dentists and has traveled extensively to attend the best courses and training programmes. He has spent time in Italy, America and London’s Harley Street and has completed postgraduate courses at the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Salford; he is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Implantology and a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry.

Away from dentistry

When he is not fitting dental implants or filling teeth, Marius likes to spend time with his wife and four children. He is also a keen sportsman and enjoys watching rugby and football, as well as getting involved in water sports and flying.


Women are better than men when it comes to taking care of their teeth.

Monday, May 16th, 2011

A recent study showed that women are almost twice as likely to have received a regular dental check-up in the past year, and women were more likely to book the recommended treatment after going for a dental check-up.

The woman who took part in the study also had better indicators of periodontal health, which included lower incidence of dental plaque, calculus and bleeding on probing; all of which can be used as markers of periodontal disease.

The study also suggested that women have a better understanding of what oral health entails, and showed a more positive attitude towards making dental visits.

‘Here at The Liverpool Dental Spa we inform all our patients how important it is that everyone maintains good periodontal health, and maintain their dental checkups.

‘With increasing research indicating that people’s periodontal health may be related to their overall health, it has never been more important to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. Your not healthy until you are periodontally healthy.’

To assess your risk for periodontal disease come in to the Liverpool Dental Spa today and book a cosmetic consultation with one of our dentists.

How to avoid damaging your braces

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

When you have your braces fitted for the first time or after a number of clinical appointments when the wires on your orthodontic braces have been tightened, it is common for your teeth and gums to become tender which can make eating certain foods tricky

We recommend that our cosmetic patients try and stay clear of certain foods which are likely to damage your braces, hard crusts on bread or pizza, crunchy raw carrots, apples and foods that are likely to stick to your teeth and brackets such as toffees.

Here at the Liverpool Dental Spa we don’t want our cosmetic patients to see this as a negative thing and challenge you to come up with a range of delicious and nutritious brace friendly recipes and share your ideas with us via our facebook page and see what other ideas our patients have come up with.

Oral Sex & Oral Cancer Link

Friday, March 25th, 2011

A new report shows that oral sex may be causing more throat cancer than tobacco.

Researchers studying HPV (human papillomavirus) say that it causes 64% of oropharynxl cancers in the US.

It is now thought to be the main cause of throat cancer in people under 50 years old.

Researchers at Ohio State University say the more oral sex someone has had, and the more partners they’ve had, the greater their risk of getting these cancers, which develop in the middle part of the throat.

Over the past five years, health officials have been urging parents to make sure their daughters are vaccinated against HPV to help prevent cervical cancer.

But these new results suggest that young men could also benefit from vaccination because the recent rise in oropharynxl cancer is predominantly among young, white men.

The British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) has been calling on the government to include boys in its vaccination programs – designed to guard against the sexually transmitted HPV virus – for years.

Come in to The Liverpool Dental Spa and get a free oral cancer screening with your dental examination.

Dental Implant Success

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve dental implant success.

That’s according to experts at Georgia Health Sciences University.

Dental implants won’t work if the bone in which they are anchored is too thin and bone thinning is a common cause and consequence following tooth loss.

The current favoured solution is to supplement the area with bone grafts to stabilise the implant base.

At the Liverpool Dental Spa we measure bone volume specifically to utilize the latest research and techniques to make sure our implant treatment looks as simple as possible but also effective for long term care.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The former Manchester United and England captain, Bryan Robson, is battling throat cancer.

Robson, 54, who is currently Thailand’s national team manager, underwent an operation to remove a tumour from his throat on 3 March in a Bangkok hospital, a United spokesman confirmed.

A laboratory report revealed a cancerous tumour that will need further treatment, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The spokesman added that surgeons were ‘confident’ the condition could be treated.

They added: ‘At this moment, Bryan is fine to continue with his role as Thailand coach and his role as ambassador of Manchester United.

The Liverpool Dental Spa offers free oral cancer screening with every check-up. Please ensure you have regular check-ups with our dentists.

Good Dental Hygiene Techniques

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The best way to maintain healthy teeth and a great smile is to practice good dental hygiene. So, for great spring cleaning to get those winter time cobwebs out of your mouth, here are some great tips to get your smile ready to rock:

1. Brushing: Make sure you brush your teeth after each meal
2. Daily dental routine: Get into a routine of brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day. A good time to brush your teeth is in the morning and at night
3. Flossing: Make sure to floss at least once a day
4. Effective toothbrushes that get positive results: The best type of toothbrush to use is a soft, rounded toothbrush that is not to big because you want to make sure that you brush all areas of your teeth and mouth
5. Get rid of the old and bring in the new: Remember to replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months
6. Electronic toothbrushes: You can use an electric toothbrush if you prefer. Research suggests that powered toothbrushes with a rotating brush that moves back-and-forth are better to use than other types of toothbrushes. As an insurance company, we would prefer everyone to be using the best toothbrush they can afford
7. Use fluoride: Always brush with toothpaste that contains fluoride. Toothpaste that contains tarter control is good toothpaste to purchase because tarter control toothpaste will help slow down any mineral buildup developing on your teeth.
8. Hold your toothbrush the right way: When you brush try holding your toothbrush in a position that will not only brush your teeth, but brush the gums well too. While you brush your teeth, move the brush back and forth brushing your teeth in a circular motion. Brush softly not hard, because you can make hurt your gums and damage your tooth enamel.
9. Brush your entire mouth not just your teeth: Brush all tongue and the surfaces of your cheek. Make sure you brush your front and back teeth the best.
10. Cleaning your tongue is just as important as cleaning your teeth: Brush your tongue after you brush your teeth. Brushing your tongue helps remove plaque, which can cause your breath to smell bad and you, can also develop bacteria in your mouth if you do not brush your tongue along with your teeth.

Spring cleaning helps make all things new again. Give your smile a chance to do the same. You’ll be glad you did. And your family, friends, and co-workers will all appreciate how great you look.

At the Liverpool Dental Spa we don’t just look after implants and veneers or whiten your teeth. Our commitment is to enable you to have the best smile possible for as long as possible.

Time for a Spring Clean

Monday, March 21st, 2011

It’s time to get clean. If you’ve been hunkered down for the winter, get ready to start your spring cleaning. Now is the time to sweep out the cobwebs!

Now that all that snow and cold weather has moved on and the warmer weather is starting to arrive, you can feel refreshed. Your house should reflect an invigorated spirit for spring, and you’ll feel much better about how clean everything looks and feels.

If you have been taking care of your teeth and gums in the winter months, it’s now time to go and see your favourite dental practitioner for a spring cleaning for your smile.

At least twice a year it is recommended by most all dentists to go and get a check-up, and now is the perfect time before your year gets too far along. If you’re social season is starting to get busy and are looking at plans for a summer holiday, now is the time for a dental cleaning and check-up before you get too busy.

Here at the Liverpool Dental Spa we can offer a same day clean serve whereby you can book your check-up and cleaning on the same day. Please ask for details.

Older women need more dental check ups

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

After a recent study by the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine showing the comparisons between woman who are on and off  therapies for osteoporosis, it is understood that women should increase the number of times they have a dental check up in a year once they’ve undergone the menopause.

The woman who took part in the study were aged between 51 and 80. They all received cone beam CT scans of their jaws and had a complete periodontal check for bleeding of the gums and loss of bone attachment around the teeth

Researches did find that there was a increased level of plaque (which causes gum disease) for both of the groups. Menopausal women at risk for osteoporosis also are at risk for periodontal disease, which affects bone that anchors teeth.

These results would suggest that women may need to see the dentist as many as four times a year to control dental plaque by periodontal cleanings.

Here at the Liverpool Dental Spa we have packages specifically tailored for people who need to see the dentist or therapist more often than most

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns over this paper or wish to find out more.


6 Dentistry Awards!

Winners for National UK Award

  • > 2009 Best Dental Team

Winners for North West Awards

  • > 2009 Best Dental Team
  • > 2008 Best Dental Practice

Finalists for North West Awards

  • > 2009 Best Practice
  • > 2008 Best Dental Team

Finalist & Highly Commended for

  • > 2007 Best Young Dentist Dr Marius McGovern