SpaDental News

Straighter teeth with Reveal aligners

24th May 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentist enjoys explaining to patients how they can improve the arc of their smile. A straighter smile not only looks great, but also means your teeth work more efficiently because the pressure is even. Read more about Nader here  Submit our Smile questionnaire Nader uses Reveal® aligners, a product provided by Henry Schein Orthodontics –…

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Mental wellbeing matters

16th May 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

When life is good and we’re care free, it’s easy for us to face the world and smile. But sometimes it can be hard to understand and make sense of the world we live in. We might experience a time when nothing seems to go our way either at work or home.  That’s when we…

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Promoting Gum Health Day for beautiful smiles.

4th May 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Gum Health Day, and is promoted by the EFP (the European Federation of Periodontology). This year the slogan is “Gums rock! Keep them safe!”  The aim of promoting treatment for gum health is to improve general health as well as helping us to keep a beautiful, natural smile. Gum disease is linked with some major…

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How do you clean your teeth in space?

4th May 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

May the force be with you! Here’s some interstellar information to keep you talking while the kids spend two minutes cleaning their teeth! Don’t forget to say Armstrong’s historic words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Discussion point: Did you know Armstrong had meant to say ‘for a man’, but…

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Meet Bashayier Ahmed, a dentist with overseas qualifications

23rd April 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Working abroad to experience life in a different country is an attractive prospect to many professionals, including dentists. For dentists who have qualified overseas, however, gaining recognition of their training and expertise in the UK is no easy matter. Yet we are fortunate to employ people who have taken the plunge into the English dental…

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Bite-sized fun facts about penguins’ mouths

22nd April 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

April 25th is World Penguin Day! A day to think about those natives of the southern hemisphere – penguins. And what penguin mouths are like! Although not all penguins live in the Antarctic, and some live in much warmer waters, some species are endangered. The focus of the awareness day is on protecting their food…

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Dentist Nader Botros – SpaDental Ledbury

13th April 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentist is accepting new patients at SpaDental Ledbury and Tewkesbury. Nader joined SpaDental in 2020. Begin your journey to straighter whiter teeth – click to read more Our patients say: “I was impressed by the caring & professional attitude of the dentist.” “The Dentist and his assistant were extremely helpful and pleasant throughout my time….

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Patient benefits from microscope dentistry

12th April 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

If you require a more complex dental treatment, your dentist’s use of a microscope can greatly improve your treatment journey. In the hands of a skilled dentist, a dental microscope is a valuable tool in restorative dentistry. It helps the dentist provide optimum levels of treatment to patients. It is favoured by dentists who offer complex…

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Holiday Opening and Dental Emergency Information – March 2024

27th March 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes all of our patients a happy and safe holiday season. We hope you won’t have a dental problem as no-one wants to spend a holiday weekend seeing their dentist in a professional capacity. But here is some handy information, just in case. The NHS advice is to only visit A&E for dental care in…

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Will dental treatment abroad leave a smile on my face?

23rd March 2024 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental treatment abroad usually falls into two categories. Either: Patients who plan a trip specifically for a particular procedure because the prices are cheaper than where they live. Or: People tempted to make spur of the moment decisions to undergo a procedure, because it’s an attractive idea at the time. In both cases, there can…

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Understanding NHS dental charges from April 2024

11th March 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. To help understand NHS dental charges each year, the information on this page explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment. Emergency dental treatment – £26.80 This covers emergency care…

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NHS dental charges 2024-25 up by 4%

11th March 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

The government increases NHS fees by 4% on 1st April, 2024 For five years, the 2015 Spending Review committed to an annual uplift to patient charges of 5%. For two years and three months, since the last increase and the end of the Spending Review, there has not been an increase in charges. It was,…

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Women in dentistry – 2024

8th March 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is #InspireInclusion. It’s a good time to look at the important role women play in dentistry. Opportunities for women in dentistry Throughout the last century, most dentists were men. Indeed, if we look at the percentage of male to female dentists over 55, it’s still predominantly male. But…

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Bomb disposal causes cancellations

25th February 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

If you are a patient who had an appointment booked on Friday 23rd February, 2024, we would like to reassure you that one of our team will be in touch with you soon to re-schedule your appointment. Thank you for your understanding. If for any reason you need to contact us, please use our online…

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How to choose a good dentist – 5 important points

11th February 2024 | SpaDental Administrator

More and more people are searching for private dentists these days. Whether it is because you cannot access NHS dental care, or because you want a treatment such as tooth whitening or clear aligners not available as an NHS patient, here are five important considerations to help you choose a good dentist? Whatever your reason…

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Take action to improve access to NHS dental treatment

10th February 2024 | SpaDental Administrator

“When should I contact my MP?” “Now!” Find your MP February update: “Faster, simpler, fairer” On February 7th, 2024, the government released an action plan to improve patient access to NHS dentistry. They say what we want to hear – that NHS dental care will be “faster, simpler and fairer”. The government plan outlined sounds…

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Bite-sized fun facts about giant pandas’ teeth

16th January 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Each year March 16th is all about pandas. Here, it’s always about teeth and today it’s giant pandas’ teeth in particular. Well known because they’re endangered, I believe it’s true to say that although we all have a good idea of what a giant panda looks like, not many of us have ever seen a…

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Why does my hygienist recommend hand scaling?

6th January 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

A regular visit to see the dental hygienist often uses high speed tools and water to shift plaque. Sometimes, however, your dentist or hygienist may recommend hand scaling as an alternative. Although this method may take a little longer and seem more old-fashioned, it is effective. What is scaling? As part of our oral care…

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Doing dry January? Why not?

1st January 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

At the beginning of each new year, we wonder how it will go.  Doing Dry January is one resolution with lasting benefits. It’s a great way to start the year. Why not give this healthy choice a chance? The big question? How can life be better? Although the pandemic and lockdowns is something of a…

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5 best dental habits to develop during 2024

30th December 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes you a happy and healthy 2024! Resolutions can be hard to stick to. Gyms are busy on the second, third and fourth of January, but by February numbers have fallen off again. These days, keeping dentally fit is a life-style change we need to make, and we can do it easily, by keeping…

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Our top dental blogs from 2023

28th December 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Reviewing our top dental blogs helps us to know what matters to you. Top of the list is information to help people with dental emergencies followed b tips for effective preventive care. So here’s a quick summary of this year’s top dental blogs. Our aim is to provide useful information for our patients, and also…

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I know flossing helps. How can I do it well?

27th December 2023 | SpaDental Administrator

We know that flossing helps to maintain a healthy mouth, but some of us worry we may do it wrong, or we’re just not certain we’re getting it right. There’s no-one better than a dental therapist or hygienist to offer a few tips to help us get daily flossing right! Time spent flossing keeps helps…

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Holiday opening and emergency information: 2023 – 2024

14th December 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season All the team at SpaDental extends best wishes to you and your family, health and happiness. Please find below the holiday opening times for your SpaDental practice, and additional links to emergency information. We sincerely hope that all our patients, as well as visitors to our area, keep in…

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The top ten dental gifts for Christmas 2023

1st December 2023 | SpaDental Administrator

If you’re shopping for either presents or stocking fillers, here’s a list of our top ten dental gifts. Do you agree that there are only so many candle holders we need in our lives? And you gave socks last year, so that’s out. These days, as we try to spend less, reduce waste and de-clutter…

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What does it take to be a qualified dental nurse?

21st November 2023 | SpaDental Administrator

Our dental nurses do a fantastic job! Not only are they the right hand of the clinicians they support, they are also brilliant at supporting our patients and boosting their morale. Becoming a dental nurse is like deciding to join a team as a player, a coach, a trainer and a cheer-leader! Qualified dental nurses…

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Testimonials

SpaDental Glastonbury patient appreciation

A Pleasant Experience @ Spa Dental Glastonbury "Friendly staff. This was my first visit to this dental practice and found the staff very friendly and reassuring. I had an initial assessment by the therapist who did an assessment prior to my next appointment. He was very good and explained carefully the treatment I needed in a professional manner! Overall I was impressed by the whole experience." "I went in today for a tooth extraction, my…

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Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

"Better than you could ever imagine - As always everyone involved with Spadental treats you with respect and dignity. Happy to have a friendly chat and always seem genuinely interested. I always leave the practice feeling happy- which might seem strange after just having dental treatment but that's the affect all the team always seem to have on me. Arranged a follow up appointment the very next day, as a cancellation had just come in.…

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SpaDental Chard - patients' compliments

"Lovely staff - I have been with you for 17 years and I am still coming to you. Every one is so helpful and always talks to you." LE Thank you for your reviews The staff at SpaDental Chard feel proud to read your reviews. Your lovely comments, and  your good opinion mean a lot to us. We appreciate the time and thought you put into writing about how your visit to the dentist went.…

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SpaDental Chard - thank you for your kind support

It hasn't been an easy year, but our patients have been so understanding. Thank you all so very much for your kind support and the lovely feedback we've received. Your kind support is very motivating It means a lot to the SpaDental Chard team to read your feedback. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us work on continual improvement of our services. Our sincere thanks to all of you have taken the…

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SpaDental Whitchurch - your understanding is appreciated!

We've been catching up with our patients to find out how their treatment has been over the last months. This has been such a hard year for many of us, personally and professionally, and access to dental care has been affected in many ways by the pandemic. We'd really like to take this opportunity, therefore, to thank you for your understanding. We know that you have had to cope with cancellations and changes to our…

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SpaDental Tewkesbury reviews - thank you!

With the ups and downs of the last year, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for your support and understanding. Your thoughtfulness is reflected in the considerate comments we've received in response to our request for feedback. We truly appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews of SpaDental Tewkesbury. A selection of your reviews: "The service during the last few months has…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist is accepting new private patients. A new patient testimonial After the closure of my local dentist in Whitchurch I telephoned Spa Dental who made me an appointment. Unfortunately I had an abscess on my tooth before my appointment date, for which I was given an emergency appointment.   I am a very nervous patient and it took a long time to build confidence with my old dentist , therefore my nerves were bad and I…

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Plymouth dentists "excellent care" and "professional service"

Kind words from our patients mean a lot to us. Thank you! We're very happy to read reviews that commend the  Plymouth team and the dentists "excellent care" and "professional service". Recent patient reviews commend our excellent care: "In safe and caring hands - Without exception the treatment I have received has been outstanding. From the reception staff through each of the individuals involved, their focus is on you and you're fully involved in any…

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Fantastic Saltash patient reviews - thank you!

We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…

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Thank you for SpaDental Chard patient reviews

A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG  "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…

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