SpaDental News

Where’s the coronavirus hotspot in our home?

16th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Five bathroom behaviours that may spread the virus, and just two simple fixes. Keep your household safe.

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SpaDental Plymouth welcoming new private patients in January 2021

9th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As you know, dentists at the moment are still catching up after the long closure earlier this year. Since returning to work in the summer, we’ve been seeing as many patients as we can. We have prioritised patients with pressing needs and patients who already had a treatment plan underway. During our phased return to…

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Safe oral hygiene appointments and aerosols explained

30th November 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

Adaptations for oral hygiene safety this year include increased infection control and prevention. It means that even your regular dental hygiene appointment is not quite the same as it used to be. As we adjust to new ways of working, we thank you for your patience and understanding. Please continue to read our advice and…

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Home working away from your dentist?

30th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Many of us have changed the way we work this year, and with that the location of our place of work. If you live in a rural location, the chances are you, or some of your friends, have had family from one of the big cities staying. Or perhaps you know of a house nearby…

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Understanding NHS dental charges from December 2020

24th November 2020 | Christopher Hilling

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The information on this page explains what we may have to pay for our NHS dental treatment to help our understanding of NHS dental charges each year, and how fees change. Read more about…

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NHS dental charges 2020-2021 up by 5% from 14th December

24th November 2020 | Christopher Hilling

From 14th December 2020, NHS fees increase by 5%. The increase comes after a freeze of NHS dental fees because of the coronavirus lockdown and closure of dental practices. “The 5% increase marks the fifth and final year of the Spending Review 2015 commitment to annually uplift dental patient charges by 5% for the duration…

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Meet Laura Watson – Practice Manager

10th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Practice Manager has recently joined the SpaDental teams in SpaDental Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Tewkesbury. Laura grew up on the outskirts of Birmingham and then lived in North Wales before settling in Gloucestershire. With over ten years of experience in the dental sector as a nurse and as a practice manager, she brings experience and enthusiasm,…

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Your dental care during November lockdown

3rd November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

During the November lockdown, we want to let you know that dentists are still open.  During the lockdown that began in March of this year, dentists were shut down. However, recognising that dental practices have rigorous operating procedures in place to control the spread of Covid-19, we can stay open during the November lockdown. Government…

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Telephone consultation with the dentist is NHS guideline

28th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

You may not have been expecting to have a telephone consultation with your dentist. A year ago, we wouldn’t have dreamed this would be how we’re ‘seeing’ our patients. But telephone consultations are an essential part of how we’re managing to help you to maintain your oral health, while at the same time protecting you…

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FAQ: Will a crown repair my tooth?

17th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

While nothing beats the strength and appearance of our own real, healthy teeth, crowns repair a variety of dental problems. What is a crown? A crown is a custom-made tooth replacement that is cemented over a reduced part of your own tooth.  Sometimes a post is inserted to support the crown. Because it’s a fixed…

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Share a poem or two during tooth-brushing time today

1st October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Today we’re celebrating National Poetry Day. Many of us think of poetry as something we had to suffer through at school, then never read again. But have you noticed how many advertisements these days are using poetry? That’s because it’s memorable and makes a point in as few words as possible. Humorous poems and serious…

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Did lockdown damage my teeth? 3 possible problems

23rd September 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As we wonder whether we’ll end up in another lockdown (let’s try to make sure that doesn’t happen) we’re able to reflect on the last one. Please take the time now we’re open again to follow up on your oral health. Make an appointment, check for concerns and fix any lockdown damage. Dentists fear a…

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Advice for nervous patients who need a dentist.

8th September 2020 | 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 may not help you to know that dentists are friendly, caring and sympathetic people, but they are and they genuinely want you to have a comfortable mouth and a healthy smile. The…

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2020 late summer bank holiday pharmacy hours

28th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

The SpaDental team wishes everyone an enjoyable long weekend. The 2020 late summer bank holiday is on Monday August 31st. Selected pharmacies are open and you can find out which pharmacies are open and when here. We very much hope that you won’t need any of the information here, but we’re sharing it with you…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist “kind and gentle”

28th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

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…

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My tooth aches. I’m in pain. What do I do?

7th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Up until now it was easy to ignore that dull ache. But not anymore. Now your tooth aches so much you can’t think straight. In fact, now the whole of your head is screaming at you. Tooth pain is the worst. We can all ignore mild toothache. Even though we know it isn’t a good…

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Post-coronavirus dental appointment FAQs

4th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As our procedures have changed so we can treat patients again, our patients often have questions before their first post-coronavirus dental appointment. We thought we’d share with you our answers to the four most frequently asked questions.  Before your dental appointment, when you’re talking to one our dental team, please feel free to ask your…

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How breastfeeding helps babies’ teeth

1st August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is World Breastfeeding Week. The slogan is: “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” The Start4Life campaign highlights 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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Private dental costs post-coronavirus explained

29th July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

The cost of the spread of coronavirus around the world has been, and still is, enormous. Here is a brief overview to explain the increases in dental fees post-coronavirus. What do our patients need to know? Understanding increased dental costs post coronavirus Since we opened in June for the phased return to work, we have prioritised…

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Answering patient enquiries, meeting your needs

9th July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re pleased to be able to introduce you to who will be helping answer your telephone and email enquiries, as well as booking appointments. Grace joined the team just before the country went into lockdown, and has now resumed work. She has been to meet with the  staff of SpaDental Chard to observe the new…

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When will dentists do fillings again?

29th June 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

July 2021 note: Dentists are doing fillings routinely now, but in full protective kit. More than any other treatment,  our patients ask, “When will dentists do fillings again?” Procedures to control the spread of Covid-19 means even a filling is no longer the standard procedure it used to be. Placing a filling now requires a…

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Dental staff in PPE welcome patients – Tewkesbury

18th June 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

Yes, behind our masks we’re smiling.  It’s a wonderful feeling to be open again with SpaDental staff in PPE ready to greet patients in-person again. Back in work this week, we’ve been trying on our additional PPE kit, to get a feel for what it’s like working with the adaptations we have in place. So…

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What can patients expect as dentists reopen? FAQs

15th June 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As the country thoughtfully emerges from lockdown, and dentists reopen, we are beginning to see a limited number of patients for face-to-face appointments again. All service providers, from supermarkets to hairdressers and shops are having to adapt and introduce new ways of working. In a dental practice, we follow strict guidelines to keep patients and…

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Essential precautions to keep safe during the pandemic closure

27th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Even while we are closed for face-to-face services, our teams take phone calls and respond to emails from our patients. While many staff can work from home, some are also coming into the practices. Two of the team explain the necessary precautions they take to keep safe working on site. In the video below you…

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Acts of kindness during Mental Health Awareness Week

20th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18-22 May 2020) and the theme is ‘Kindness’ We’d like to share with you this poignant recording of “Can you hear me?” composed by Thomas Hewitt Jones. We’re particularly proud because SpaDental Practice Coordinator ‘s daughter is one of the choir singing. Please take a moment to listen and appreciate their…

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Testimonials

SpaDental Glastonbury patient appreciation

A Pleasant Experience @ Spa Dental Glastonbury "Friendly staff. This was my first visit to this dental practice and found the staff very friendly and reassuring. I had an initial assessment by the therapist who did an assessment prior to my next appointment. He was very good and explained carefully the treatment I needed in a professional manner! Overall I was impressed by the whole experience." "I went in today for a tooth extraction, my…

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Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

"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.…

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SpaDental Chard - patients' compliments

"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.…

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SpaDental Chard - thank you for your kind support

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…

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SpaDental Whitchurch - your understanding is appreciated!

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…

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SpaDental Tewkesbury reviews - thank you!

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…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

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…

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Plymouth dentists "excellent care" and "professional service"

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…

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Fantastic Saltash patient reviews - thank you!

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…

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Thank you for SpaDental Chard patient reviews

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…

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23 February, 2024

All appointments at the Plymouth and Saltash practices are postponed due the transportation of a WWII unexploded bomb through the city.

Your practice will be in contact to rearrange your appointment.

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