Bite-sized fun facts! Do giraffe's have long teeth?
21st June 2022
Yes, it's World Giraffe Day! While those of us in the northern hemisphere celebrate the longest day, it's the longest… read more
Last week SpaDental Plymouth teamed up with Pomphlett Primary School, working their health education magic together again.
On this visit, Heather Cresswell and Lorraine Allen were talking to Year 1 and 2. They spoke with nearly 100 children aged between four and five about the hidden danger of sugar in their diets. Their inter-active presentation supports health education (PSHE) curriculum requirements, as well as promoting the importance of having a high standard of oral hygiene.
It’s so important for children to learn how to look after their teeth. Heather and Lorraine accept invitations to go into schools to talk with children. They demonstrate the best brushing skills and stress the importance of having healthy teeth and gums for life.
The SpaDental duo bring fun and laughter to the classroom, especially with their game of good and bad food. They hold up items of food and drink and ask the children to decide which ones they should choose if they want to keep healthy. There’s always lots of excitement when the children get the answers correct.
The fun continues as the children join in a brushing activity. Each child is given a toothbrush and mouth timer to keep, then asked to act out brushing their teeth for two minutes. This is important, as many children don’t actually brush for long enough. It’s far too easy to rush. Demonstrating perfect technique for them is ever helpful Henry the Brushasorous. The kids love him, and his strong, sharp teeth!
By Year 1, children are becoming more independent, as well as more dexterous. This is a great time to be practicing better brush control.
We’re pleased to report that the children know a lot about hidden sugar in cereals, cakes, biscuits and soft drinks. They also know about the damage some foods can do to their teeth. Moreover, the children kept us on our toes with some excellent questions. When it came to their activity, the children showed great brushing technique.
The children were thrilled with their toothbrushes and timers. We have had it on good authority that the children have been talking about our visit ever since! This is exactly what we want. We want children to understand the importance of brushing, to make good choices about what to eat and drink.
We hope our visits will support the message parents share at home as we all work together to improve children’s oral hygiene, prevent tooth decay and encourage healthy life-style choices.
Read more about the hidden dangers of sugar and children’s teeth:
In line with government initiatives, SpaDental Plymouth is currently registering children as NHS patients.
Contact the SpaDental Plymouth team below to learn more about how we can help your children have a healthy mouth.
"Better than you could ever imagine - As always everyone involved with Spadental treats you with respect and dignity. Happy to have a friendly chat and always seem genuinely interested. I always leave the practice feeling happy- which might seem strange after just having dental treatment but that's the affect all the team always seem to have on me. Arranged a follow up appointment the very next day, as a cancellation had just come in.…More Testimonials
"Lovely staff - I have been with you for 17 years and I am still coming to you. Every one is so helpful and always talks to you." LE Thank you for your reviews The staff at SpaDental Chard feel proud to read your reviews. Your lovely comments, and your good opinion mean a lot to us. We appreciate the time and thought you put into writing about how your visit to the dentist went.…More Testimonials
It hasn't been an easy year, but our patients have been so understanding. Thank you all so very much for your kind support and the lovely feedback we've received. Your kind support is very motivating It means a lot to the SpaDental Chard team to read your feedback. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us work on continual improvement of our services. Our sincere thanks to all of you have taken the…More Testimonials
We've been catching up with our patients to find out how their treatment has been over the last months. This has been such a hard year for many of us, personally and professionally, and access to dental care has been affected in many ways by the pandemic. We'd really like to take this opportunity, therefore, to thank you for your understanding. We know that you have had to cope with cancellations and changes to our…More Testimonials
With the ups and downs of the last year, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for your support and understanding. Your thoughtfulness is reflected in the considerate comments we've received in response to our request for feedback. We truly appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews of SpaDental Tewkesbury. A selection of your reviews: "The service during the last few months has…More Testimonials
SpaDental Whitchurch dentist is accepting new private patients. 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…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