SpaDental News

Have you signed up for a Children’s Day appointment in Plymouth?

17th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We want your children to have the best teeth they can possibly have. So why not book a Children’s Day appointment in Plymouth on Thursday 23rd August? Our friendly staff are organising fun activities and waiting to see brilliant family smiles! What’s special about a Children’s Day appointment in Plymouth? We’re focused on our young…

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NHS penalty charge notices for dental treatment.

16th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

No-one wants to receive an NHS penalty charge notice in the post. They are triggered by an automated checking system introduced ten years ago to make sure people pay the correct fee for dental care. The NHS penalty charge is here to stay. The automated system was brought in to tackle the high number of…

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Government action plan targeting childhood obesity.

14th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Earlier this year, we saw the introduction of the “sugar tax”, tackling sugary drinks with the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL). This was followed in June by the government release of “Childhood obesity: a plan for action Chapter 2“. In a thirty page document, the government outlines the second stage of a strategic plan targeting childhood…

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Elephant teeth facts for World Elephant Day.

12th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Elephant Day is to get people talking. The organisers’ aim is “Bringing the world together to help elephants”. We  can help our children to remember World Elephant Day too. During toothbrushing time, here are some amazing elephant teeth facts to share. Set the timer for two minutes of toothbrushing then, while…

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How do I know it’s a safe injectable treatment?

9th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Fine lines? Thinner lips? Tired skin? There are plenty of treatments that can make a difference to how you look and feel, that offer a quick lift. But before taking the plunge, make sure you are having a safe injectable treatment. If you do decide to go for the plunge, take time to learn about…

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Considering an implant? Ask your dentist for information.

7th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you have a missing tooth? Or do you have more than one tooth missing? Do you have a gap? Or are your dentures irritating you? If your answer is “yes” then it’s worth considering an implant. Dental implants are a functional and aesthetic solution. Although dental implant treatment is not a quick and easy…

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Get summer holiday teeth to sparkle! Book a hygiene appointment today.

3rd August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you off on holiday soon? Are you wondering how to look your best on the beach? Or perhaps you’ve got a bit of sensitivity that you’re worried may get worse? If so, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your therapist or hygienist before you go away. We can help you feel…

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August 23rd is Children’s Day in Plymouth

1st August 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Why not come along to SpaDental for our next Children’s Day in Plymouth? We’re a family-friendly surgery every day, but on these special days the atmosphere is even more relaxed and welcoming for our younger patients. SpaDental Plymouth is currently registering babies, children and teens as NHS patients. On Thursday 23rd August, our dentists are ready…

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Spread the cost of private dental care with SpaDental Whitchurch.

30th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

More and more patients each year are opting into private dentistry. SpaDental Whitchurch offers different ways to spread the cost of private dental care so it’s more affordable. Achieving an even brighter smile could be just a short read away! Why go private? Most people choose private dental care: for immediate dental treatment to access…

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Can hot weather hurt teeth? Some survival tips.

27th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The heatwave has been in the news a lot lately, with a flurry of media tips about how to manage life when it’s so hot. We know that high temperatures can be damaging, even deadly. We’ve seen the tragedy in Greece, and suffering in Japan. We’ve read articles about using sun-screen and when to exercise…

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Plymouth dentists encouraging children to visit.

25th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Every school half-term and holiday, we organise special days dedicated to promoting dental health for children. Contact us to find out more. Spa Dental Plymouth dentists encouraging children to have regular dental checks have scheduled two Children’s Days: Tuesday 31st July Thursday 23rd August Plymouth dentists encouraging children to have great teeth for life! Bring…

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Why we should mind the gap. Missing teeth matter.

23rd July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Anyone who’s been on the tube will have heard the warning to “mind the gap”. Our dentists will also remind us that the gaps left by missing teeth matter too. If you have lost a tooth, then it’s important to visit your dentist for an assessment. Why do we lose our teeth? Teeth are often…

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Allow extra time to get to your appointment, please.

19th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We all welcome the Mannamead Road, Plymouth improvements that will make our journeys around town safer and more efficient. This week in July marks the beginning of roadworks in the area around SpaDental Plymouth that will last for five months. We advise you to check travel times to be able to get to your appointments…

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Opening for a part-time Associate Dentist – SpaDental Plymouth

18th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Due to increasing patient registrations, we have an opening for a part-time Associate Dentist at SpaDental Plymouth. At SpaDental Plymouth, we believe being one of a team, brings out the best! We pride ourselves on combining the friendliness of a local, patient-focused practice, with the professionalism and high standards of a quality dental care provider….

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Dental care tips for babies and children.

16th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Caring for our children’s teeth when they’re young makes an enormous difference to their dental health as adults. It will even impact on their long-term general health too. To help you follow a great oral hygiene routine at home, here are a few dental care tips for babies and children. , our SpaDental Whitchurch oral…

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Avoid dental emergencies – 13 tips for the 13th

13th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

How’s your day going? It doesn’t come around too often, Friday 13th. In fact, the good news is that there can only be a maximum of three in a year. But if you do think that it’s an unlucky day, and you want to keep your teeth, here’s some useful advice to avoid dental emergencies….

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Will dental treatment abroad leave a smile on my face?

10th July 2018 | 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 attracive idea at the time. In both cases, there can…

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What’s the best drink for healthy teeth?

7th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Feeling the summer heat? Need a little something to rehydrate? What is the best thing to drink for healthy teeth? Let’s look at what causes unhealthy teeth first. We’ve heard a lot about sugar in drinks, and the sugar tax. But it’s also important to think about the acid-alkaline balance in what we drink too….

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It’s time to think about registering for your children’s oral health checks.

6th July 2018 | Heather Cresswell

A worrying time for children’s oral health. At SpaDental Plymouth, we too are concerned about the education and health of pre-school children. In support of the NHS initiative for dentists to see an additional 70,000 pre-school children this year, we are reaching out to spread the news that we are accepting new NHS patient registrations…

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My filling fell out! What do I do?

4th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

It happens. There’s that moment when you’re chewing something and you start to wonder. What’s that? What’s in the food? And then you manage to spit out whatever it is (discreetly, because you can be sure it will happen at a meal when good manners matter). And, sure enough, you know your filling fell out….

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A great dental service to Plymouth patients.

2nd July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

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…

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How breastfeeding helps babies’ teeth

28th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is Breastfeeding Awareness Week. The Start4Life campaign says this focus week is “a great opportunity to highlight the wide-ranging benefits of breastfeeding, from strengthening immunity and providing nutritional value to emotional bonding and building mental resilience.” It’s also a great time to learn a little more about how breastfeeding helps babies’ teeth develop….

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How to avoid getting a chipped tooth.

26th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This morning on breakfast radio, Rob and Matilda (Capital Birmingham) were chatting about unlikely accidents. What are the chances of getting a chipped tooth by dropping your mobile phone on it? Of all the health dangers linked to phones, this one is definitely real! Imagine the scenario: you’re lying on your bed, arms extended overhead,…

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Can’t get to your Plymouth dental appointment? Cancel it!

25th June 2018 | Heather Cresswell

SpaDental Plymouth aims to provide quality dental care to all of our patients. To do so, it is essential to run on schedule and to use clinical time effectively. Therefore, if you need to cancel your Plymouth dental appointment, let us know. We ask for your help. We’ve been looking at our records, and we…

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DIY isn’t the solution for whiter teeth.

23rd June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We all want whiter teeth, it’s true. Tooth whitening is probably the most requested dental service, and a topic frequently researched online. But DIY isn’t the solution for whiter teeth. What’s the problem? There are many products on the market that promise whiter teeth. From everyday toothpastes, to strips and kits. Some products, such as…

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Testimonials

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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Friends and Family Form - Thank you for your positive feedback! SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire

When you visit the surgery, please pick up and fill in a Friends and Family Form from the reception desk. We ask our patients to fill these in so that we can learn what you think about your visit to the surgery. We really appreciate it when our patients fill in the Friends and Family Form, as we believe that your feedback is important.  Knowing what you think helps the practice plan and develop to…

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Big thank you to SpaDental for the tooth whitening kit I have been lucky enough to win

I would like to say a really big thank you to SpaDental for the tooth whitening kit I have been lucky enough to win. It is something I have been thinking about doing for a while and to win it was a brilliant surprise. The service I have received has been second to none and I’m really excited to see the results Thank you so much!! CB

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