I know flossing helps. How can I do it well?
3rd June 2019
We know that flossing helps to maintain a healthy mouth, but some of us worry we may do it wrong,… read more
Every dental hygienist/therapist will tell you that preventative care is at the forefront of their profession. However, everyone in the practice should assist with this objective. Before embarking on any clinical treatment, it is imperative the patient is made aware of and fully understands the gum or oral condition they have. They should then be advised of what they can do to reverse or manage the condition. It is important to be enthusiastic and positive with the patient as this will encourage them to be more proactive at home and more conscientious with plaque removal techniques.
A hygienist/therapist must observe the patients oral hygiene techniques. i.e. tooth brushing, flossing’ and their use of interspace brushes and interdentals. This should be if required to a more effective plaque control method. The patient may require to learn new techniques and be made aware of different products. Choosing the right products (tools for the job) is paramount. Every individual has separate needs which should be addressed. The Patient must leave the surgery with the right product in hand and the necessary knowledge to embark, with enthusiasm, on their new oral hygiene regime. Of course, there is a limit to the time we can allocate to this, so assistance is beneficial.
Working with the Dental shop system allows the hygienist/therapist more freedom to choose those products he or she needs to manage the condition a patient may have. A Dentalshop display provides quick access to products, all properly priced, so the patient can see that they are competitive. It is not always practical to accompany patients to reception. In these circumstances using the Dentalshop hygienist leaflet is a real advantage not only because reception can check the leaflet for the product the patient requires but also because the leaflet contains preventative care information. They also include the practice webshop information for the patient to make additional purchases.
SpaDental Plymouth sincerely thanks everyone who responds to our request to review the practice. We love reading all your positive comments. That said, we also take on board the suggestions you make. Because we take Plymouth patient reviews seriously, we read them carefully to see if anyone is less than satisfied with their experience and we use that information to guide our practice. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient…More Testimonials
This last week we asked our patients who have visited the practice in the last few months to submit their comments online. We truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends. After all, a recommendation is the best sort of reference! Your additional comments have…More Testimonials
"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces 2 years ago, and having left it far too long I eventually thought I ought to try to get myself an NHS dentist. Recognizing the unique challenges that veterans face when they leave the military, Spa Dental's veterans policy enabled me to get an initial appointment and receive treatment as an NHS patient - exactly what I'd hoped for. The professionalism and friendliness of…More Testimonials
A glowing testimonial for Dental Surgeon - veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire. Veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire "Excellent treatment! Absolutely delighted! Dr Jindal replaced two veneers for me, providing throughout brilliant treatment. He advised me of the options for the veneers and I opted for the better quality ones. The whole process was methodical and precise, keeping me informed step by step during the whole procedure. Great attention to detail was given to myself and the implants…More Testimonials
Dental Surgeon and her assistant are helping anxious patients to manage dental visits more easily. High praise for the team! We know that it can be hard for people to come in to see the dentist. Here's one message: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your care at my recent dental visit. Lucy, I know because of your care and attention to my needs I feel so much better attending an…More Testimonials
We really appreciate all the reviews we're getting from patients who visit SpaDental Plymouth. Your feedback helps us feel confident we give good advice and offer a great dental service to Plymouth patients. Thank you! Here are some recent reviews: These two reviews highlight the importance of regular examination of the soft tissues in the mouth. "I feel... grateful to [my dentist] for referring me to Derriford hospital for a lump to be removed from…More Testimonials
At SpaDental Ledbury we're enjoying reading your reviews! In April, we asked you to share your experiences with us. We've been emailing our patients to ask you to fill in on-line forms so that we know how your appointments went. It's been heart-warming to read the kind things that you've said about us in your reviews. Thank you! Here are a few of the comments that we've received: "Very professional. Always polite and helpful. Easy…More Testimonials
Since we piloted the online feedback form for Plymouth patient appreciation or dissatisfaction with our practice, we've had over 300 responses. Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your views. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient appreciation for the work we do. We're smiling with pride, and happy that you're happy! Here are two recent reviews: "Fantastic experience - I was on the NHS waiting list for over…More Testimonials
Earlier this week, one of our patients sent this lovely message to the Plymouth team. We really appreciate your praise! "I have been a patient at the Hyde Practice [SpaDental Plymouth] for some 46 years, so have seen many changes of staff etc. I have today, been compelled to email you as a result of my latest visit. Far too many people are quick to complain hence this email. I suffer a bit from arthritis. At…More Testimonials
Our dental surgeon is expanding her list, so nervous patients in Plymouth can feel confident they will receive sympathetic, effective treatment. One of Lucy's patients had this to say: "I am extremely nervous/phobic when visiting a dentist. This was my first visit to SpaDental - I can honestly say I couldn't have been looked after better! From the receptionist to the nurse, to the dentist (Lucy) and the hygienist, everyone was so kind, gentle and…More Testimonials