SpaDental News

You can afford private dental care in Plymouth. Make a plan!

30th March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

It is possible to afford private dental care in Plymouth, if you join the Denplan payment plan that SpaDental offers. Buy into monthly payments for dental fitness with Denplan. At SpaDental Plymouth we offer two payment plans to help our patients budget for the treatments they wish to have. Denplan Care – covers your preventive…

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Q: What will make me look and feel better?

29th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you wonder what you can do to look and feel better? Which of these would you say ‘Yes!’ to? A. a mani/pedi B. an hour or so at the gym C. a great evening out with friends D. a week’s holiday in the sun E. a trip to the dentist Probably not many people would…

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We’re registering! Children’s NHS treatment, Plymouth

28th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you wondering how to get the best dental care for your kids? Or are you and your family relocating to Plymouth? Learn more about our children’s NHS treatment, Plymouth practice, SpaDental. Meet Amelia and Reggie Boy, who came to visit us last Friday! Amelia is used to coming into the surgery, as she’s been…

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How can I get the best dental care?

27th March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

  We hear people wondering how they can get the best dental care. Not just repair or emergency treatments, but the sort of thorough dental care that modern patients are looking for. NHS prices increase from April 1st, 2018. The majority of NHS patients pay a certain amount towards treatment. There are exceptions – for…

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Do I need an implant?

26th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

If you have a missing tooth, or teeth, then you may need an implant. Although implant treatment is not easy, it can make a great difference to how your teeth function and look. Patients think that the long term benefit of having an implant is worth it. If you’re in the Plymouth area and considering…

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How much chocolate is too much?

23rd March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This weekend, may of us will be out shopping for Easter. With that in mind, I asked myself about how much chocolate I should have in the house. There’s something so appealing about these fabulous chocolate creations, wrapped and boxed to temp and entice us! The magic of a shell that opens and colourful, tasty…

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This great offer for new patients is one to share!

22nd March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Whitchurch has a great offer for new patients! If you are reading this, then you’re most likely one of our patients already. If you’re happy with our practice, then why don’t you share this great offer for new patients with your friends? And don’t worry – we haven’t forgotten about our current patients either!…

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Getting five a day is easier than it sounds.

21st March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

We’ve all read that we should be getting five portions of fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Here are some explainers and tips on how to add natural colour to our menu. Why are veg and fruit so good for us? they’re a great source of vitamins and minerals dietary fibre helps keep…

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What’s the best way to use my electric toothbrush?

20th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Here’s a helpful answer to one of our frequently asked questions. Our patients often ask, “How should I use my electric toothbrush?” In the video below, Tom Wardiell from SpaDental Plymouth explains the best technique, to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your investment. The key advice that Tom shares is: focus…

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Nervous of dentists? We can help.

19th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Many people are nervous of dentists, and at SpaDental we believe it’s our job to reassure you that you’re in safe hands. All of us at the Plymouth practice would like to thank Hayley for stepping out in front of our video cam to talk a bit about what’s it’s like to be nervous of…

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Make this weekend change my toothbrush weekend!

16th March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

“When did I last change my toothbrush?” If someone asked me that question, I know I’d repeat it in disbelief! As in, “Really? I can’t believe you just asked me that!” There are some questions better not asked. And there are some questions that it’s perhaps better not to answer. If’s certainly the kind of…

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Food for thought – International School Meals Day

15th March 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

“How was school today?” For many children lunch break is the best bit of the school day! It’s a time to be with friends, eat and chat. And if you ask the question, “How was school today?” you’ll probably be told what was for lunch! Most children will put food first, especially whether it was…

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Today’s the day to stop smoking! National No Smoking Day 2018

14th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Today’s the day to stop smoking and you just have to get through it! On National No Smoking Day 2018, it’s time to take a deep breath (or twenty!) as it’s the day to stop smoking. Here are a few bonuses to motivate you through the day: Think of how people who matter to you…

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Would I give it up for others? A thought for No Smoking Day 2018

13th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Would I give it up for others? I know I should. Why should I give up smoking? If you’re a smoker, ask yourself:  Would I? Why? Ten personal reasons to quit smoking: Live longer – SMOKING KILLS! So quit smoking now. Family matters – it’s not just about the smoker. Second-hand smoke affects others too. Better…

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NHS dental charges from 1st April 2018 increase by 5%

13th March 2018 | Christopher Hilling

Dental Treatment Band 2018-19 Charge 2017-18 Charge Increase % Band One £21.60 £20.60 £1.00 4.85% Band Two £59.10 £56.30 £2.80 4.97% Band Three £256.50 £244.30 £10.60 5.00%   If you would like further details about treatment under the NHS (National Health Service) please ask your dental team a question or contact the receptionist at your…

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Understanding NHS dental charges 2018-19

13th March 2018 | Christopher Hilling

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The NHS dental charges information on this page is reproduced from the NHS website and explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment during the year from 1st April 2018 to 31st…

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Think before you light up! Get ready for National No Smoking Day 2018!

12th March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Get ready! No Smoking Day 2018 is on Wednesday 14th March. It’s a special day intended to help people who are thinking of giving up smoking. Go smoke free for just one day! With a one day target, you can see how it is for you. It’s a great start. And if it’s just a…

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Women in Dentistry – Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

8th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is #PressforProgress. So today is a good day to look at women in dentistry and their changing roles. Who does what? This question has to be asked: Who buys the toothpaste in your household? In my house, about 95% of the time it’s me, a woman, that drops…

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All part of a day’s work – dental nurse training

8th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Jo Roberts, a dental nurse training with SpaDental Whitchurch says, “I’m having a brilliant time!” We expect a dental practice to be a busy place, with a lot going on. Jo explains how much happens in the dental therapist’s surgery in just one afternoon: “When I was with Jess, our hygiene and dental therapist, I…

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Book a dental examination now, before exams begin!

7th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

If you have a teenager at home who’s taking GCSE, A level or university exams in the May/June session of 2018, you won’t want anything to stop them from doing their best! One way to help is to book a dental examination now, to avoid an emergency later. We’re over half way through the school…

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My Invisalign journey – a patient experience.

6th March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

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…

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Welcome to our new lead nurse – Sonia Hill

5th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We are delighted to welcome Sonia Hill, our new lead nurse, to the Whitchurch practice. Sonia brings with her over fifteen years of valuable experience to her role as our new lead nurse. First and foremost, Sonia believes that her patients come first. “I became a dental nurse because I wanted to work with people,”…

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Big cats + big teeth = bigger tooth problems

3rd March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Today is World Wildlife Day, and the focus for this year is: Big Cats – Predators Under Threat World Wildlife Day 2018 is focusing on raising awareness of the falling numbers of big cats in the world.  Cat numbers are declining as their historic habitats shrink. As humans encroach on their territory, big cats are…

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Getting the best picture of your mouth for great patient care

1st March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Investing in patient care with new technology Every dental examination involves a careful study of the teeth, lips and soft tissue of the mouth. Your dentist will take time to look and probe carefully to check your oral health. Many oral examinations also involve an x-ray, to get the best picture of your mouth. Although…

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Testimonials

Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"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…

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"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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