SpaDental News

Wondering what to do with the kids at half-term in Whitchurch.

20th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Probably you’ve made plans to keep the kids entertained over half-term. And visiting the dentist isn’t on your “to do” list. But it should be! SpaDental Whitchurch Children’s Day is on 30 October, 2018. We’re dedicated to helping young people have great teeth for life. That’s why we’re focusing on registering new babies, children and…

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Home baked cakes are better for teeth.

17th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Love it or hate it, The Great British Bake Off could be doing our health a favour. That’s because home baked is better for teeth. In fact, the ever rising popularity of food shows could be a great benefit to our well-being in many ways. That is, if we spend some time in the kitchen,…

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Let your dentist plan your wedding smile!

14th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Come and meet the SpaDental Plymouth team to plan your wedding smile. We’ll be at the St Mellion Resort Wedding Show on Sunday 21 October, 2018, from 11:00 until 15:00. What’s a dentist doing at a wedding show? There’s going to be lots going on at the Wedding Show. You’ll be able to find answers…

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Every Mind Matters on World Mental Health day.

10th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Today the NHS  launches a focus campaign Every Mind Matters, because “there is only One You!” The new initiative is launched today, 10th October, on World Mental Health Day. The aim is to help people maintain good mental health. We’re often told we need to look after our physical health – eat better, exercise and…

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Never too late to stop smoking.

8th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

During October, Public Health England encourages people to give up cigarettes. Perhaps you only started smoking recently. Or perhaps you’ve been smoking for years. The benefits of giving up, though, mean that whenever you started right now is a good time to try to stop smoking. Ways to stop smoking. Some people like to talk…

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Dental nurse and trainee required – Plymouth.

7th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental vacancies for a dental nurse and a trainee dental nurse in Plymouth. Are you interested in our new openings? As SpaDental Plymouth grows, there are exciting new opportunities to work with us! Learn more about the full-time positions open to applications now. Dental Nurse in Plymouth Trainee Dental Nurse in Plymouth Apply now to…

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Meet the SpaDental team at the St Mellion Wedding Show!

4th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Be sure to come and meet the SpaDental Plymouth team at the St Mellion Wedding Show! Your wedding! Are you as excited as we are? Planning for a wedding is a daunting task. It takes a lot of time, and it can be easy to forget something vital. If you’re just starting your list, you’ve…

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Fresh breath clinches deals – it’s a fact.

2nd October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Whether it’s a “Yes” to a second date, or a “Yes” to a huge business deal, it’s more likely to happen for you if you have good oral hygiene. It’s true. Fresh breath clinches deals. Having a great oral hygiene routine really can turn you into a winner. A healthy smile helps the wearer appear:…

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84 shopping days to go! Give the gift of great teeth!

1st October 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

At this time of the year, we start combing our minds and online shopping sites for great gifts. As from today, we only have 84 days to make all those decisions. The gift of great teeth could be your solution! One of the problems (I know!) of a large family, is that it can be…

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Is walking to school dangerous?

28th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

How did your child get to and from school today? Chances are it was by either car or bus. There was a time when most children either walked to school, or cycled. Now fewer than half of our children walk to school. Living Streets is one of the action groups that wants to reverse the…

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Protect tooth enamel – 10 tips.

26th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Protect tooth enamel from the grind of everyday life. The gradual wearing away of our teeth throughout our lives is a reality. Follow ten simple tips to have better teeth forever! If we think of our teeth as cliffs, standing up to the relentless beat of waves, we can understand that the harder they are,…

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Sober October? Good decision!

24th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve got a week to decide whether to do it or not. Soon it’ll be Sober October and cutting out alcohol could be the best decision you’ve ever made. GOSOBER!  Sober October is good for others. The Go Sober in October campaign is run by Macmillan Cancer Support. Sign up to take part. It helps…

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Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover updated.

20th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you a Denplan patient? If you’ve been a Denplan patient for more than a month, you’ll have Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover. If you’ve signed up in the last couple of weeks, then you will have been asked if you want to take out additional emergency insurance. Changes to Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover. To comply…

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“Absolutely delighted” with veneers – SpaDental Whitchurch, Shropshire

18th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

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…

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Can oral infections cause sepsis?

17th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Yes, oral infections cause sepsis in some patients if left untreated. Any infection in our body can cause sepsis. That’s why we need to know the signs and take action. Do you watch Coronation Street? If you do, you’ll know from the story of Jack, and the scrape he got playing football, that it can…

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Join the SpaDental team in Plymouth – Associate Dentist

14th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Opening: SpaDental Plymouth associate dentist position Preferred start for Plymouth associate dentist: January, 2019 Would you like to work in a thriving practice? Do you like to be surrounded by professionals? Is patient care and quality dentistry your priority? Applications open for a SpaDental Plymouth Associate Dentist. We pride ourselves on combining the friendliness of…

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NHS dental fines for ticking the wrong box continue.

14th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

NHS dental fines continue because the NHS charges patients who make a wrong claim for dental care costs. The automatic system that sends out penalty charge notices (PCN) began as a way of checking up on the large number of false claims that were being made with deliberate intent to avoid payment. However, the system…

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High praise for Lucy Smith and Maria Shrigley, Plymouth.

13th September 2018 | Heather Cresswell

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…

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Welcome Lucy Dine! Back on the team!

11th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back to the SpaDental team. Lucy is returning to the SpaDental management team to fill the new position of Practice Coordinator.Her role is being developed as the SpaDental group of dental practices continues to grow and flourish. With a particular focus on planning how to best meet…

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Schools fitness week is back.

9th September 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

When Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) asked us to spread the word, how could we say no? We want kids who are fit in body, mind and mouth! So here’s the news: Schools Fitness Week is back! Schools fitness week encourages kids to have fun exercising! Joe Wicks is streaming a live workout on his…

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Helpful advice for nervous patients who need a dentist.

7th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Most people don’t like the dentist. The good news is that people who are dentists know that, and don’t take it personally. It doesn’t help to know, either, that dentists are friendly, caring and sympathetic people. It’s just that in their line of work they often use needles, or other sharp instruments, and make us…

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SpaDental Plymouth supports Armed Forces Covenant.

5th September 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

It is with great pleasure and pride that SpaDental Plymouth supports Armed Forces personnel. As everyone who lives in Plymouth knows, our city has a lengthy and proud connection with the armed forces. At SpaDental Plymouth, many of our staff and patients have come to live here because of a connection with the services. At…

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Back to school tooth care answers for children of all ages.

3rd September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Parents often ask us questions about how to look after children’s teeth. So here are some back to school tooth care answers for children and teens. If you have children, then it’s likely they’ll be starting school, or returning this week. With so many other things to think about on a school day, it’s important…

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Reducing the risk of mouth cancer.

30th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

When you attend a dental appointment, your dentist will routinely check the soft tissue of your lips, mouth, tongue and gums to see if there are any lesions or lumps. If there is something that needs further investigation, then your dentist will refer you. It’s worth being aware though of risk factors. There are ways…

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The back to school packed lunch challenge

28th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

After the sunniest of summer holidays, it’s nearly September, and the school packed lunch challenge begins again! Day after day, throughout the school term, it’s hard to keep getting meals ready. It isn’t easy making something the children like, that fills them up, and is healthy too! Why do some families opt for school packed…

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Testimonials

"Absolutely delighted" with veneers - SpaDental Whitchurch, Shropshire

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…

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High praise for Lucy Smith and Maria Shrigley, Plymouth.

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…

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A great dental service to Plymouth patients.

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…

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Approval ratings are high for Ledbury! Thank you for your reviews.

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…

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More Plymouth patient appreciation for SpaDental - thank you!

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…

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High praise for the Plymouth team

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…

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Nervous patients in Plymouth reassured

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…

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My Invisalign journey - a patient experience.

SpaDental patient, Laura tells us about her Invisalign journey and how it's going: Laura's Invisalign journey is easier than she'd expected! "I've always been paranoid about my front teeth. Whenever I went to smile I had my hands over my mouth, and I never felt confident in photos. I didn't think I could do anything with them. And I was over the moon when my dentist suggested it." Laura began her Invisalign journey with SpaDental…

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"Invisalign helped my confidence," our smiling patient says!

We'd like to share with you a really positive testimonial from one of our SpaDental Whitchurch patients. He recently finished his Invisalign treatment and feels confident with his new smile. 'When I was young I had metal braces and I didn’t want to have them again when most people my age don't. I'd heard Invisalign treatment was convenient and wouldn't affect the way I looked at all, so it sounded a good choice.  I work…

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Friends and Family Form online a success!

Each month, dental practices with an NHS contract return patient feedback to the NHS using a standard questionnaire. Patients state whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends. As we know, a recommendation is the best sort of reference! So that the administration team at SpaDental could gather patient feedback more efficiently, we ran a trial with the Plymouth and Whitchurch practices. We sent patients who came to the surgery in…

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