Your dental care during November lockdown
3rd November 2020
The whole country is planning for a 5th November lockdown. We want to let you know that dentists will still… read more
There’s no set answer to that question, as everyone needs different brushes. Our teeth are as individual as we are! Moreover, we all need a few brushes, as one size doesn’t fit all!
It’s those gaps between the teeth, where teeth and gums meet, that can trap particles. Once that happens, then bacteria form a sticky biofilm and inflammation begins. So interdental spaces are important places to keep clean. Yet it can be hard to choose the right interdental brush, let alone use them regularly and properly.
Manufacturers of interdental brushes have colour-coded them, so that we can easily choose, purchase and use the sizes that we need. The smallest sized ones are pink, and have a diameter of 0.4mm and the widest brush is black and measures 1.5mm.
Whether you have a wide space caused by a missing tooth, or slight gaps between teeth, there’s an interdental brush that will help keep the edges of your teeth plaque-free.
Your dental hygienist can recommend the right interdental brushes so that all the planes of the teeth are reached. Alternatively, you can experiment with a mixed pack at home which will range from pink to black through a rainbow of colours. But there’s nothing like reliable professional advice.
Interdental brushes are handy, and a really useful tool to help clean the spaces between our teeth that a regular toothbrush can’t reach.
“Visited the dental hygienist – I was welcomed into the foyer by the lovely receptionist, straight into the surgery to see the hygienist who welcomed me, made me comfortable and always during the procedure ensured that I was ok. All done with expertise and calmness. Teeth cleaned and polished and after some words about care I left the surgery. All done and dusted quickly and efficiently including paying the bill and purchasing some TePe brushes which I find so good at keeping my mouth in good shape.” BM – a SpaDental Chard patient
If you’re not sure what would suit your requirements, then please ask us for advice. As we’re aware of how one-use plastics impacts on our environment, we now stock brushes with bamboo handles.
Dental Therapist Thomas Wardiell at SpaDental Plymouth, has recorded this short video (apologies for the flickering) for you to see how to use these clever little brushes. It will really help you to keep the gap between your teeth and gums clean, and is so important for the health of your gums. It can be hard to know which size or type is the right interdental brush, so our team can help you choose.
Direct access means you don’t have to make an appointment with the dentist before you can see the hygienist. If your gums are bleeding a bit, or feel a little uncomfortable, your hygienist can help you to sort it out. A visit to the hygienist is also great if you have an important date coming up, and want a polished look for the occasion!
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 was in pain arriving for my appointment. This…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…More Testimonials
"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces two 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
8th November, 2020
As lockdown continues, our dental services continue without interruption. We're here to help you receive the face-to-face care you need from your dental team.
Access our free remote advice and triage service:
Patients often ask: