SpaDental News

Never too late to stop smoking.

26th December 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Public Health England (PHE) encourages people to give up cigarettes. Perhaps you only started smoking recently. Or perhaps you’ve been smoking for years. Whenever you started, right now is a good time to try to stop smoking. Research supports that people who manage not to smoke for a specified month are five times more likely…

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Knocked out tooth? What do I do?

26th December 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Accidents happen, we all know that. And they can happen so fast. Unfortunately, a knocked out tooth is a common consequence. Amongst all the first aid tips and tricks parents need to have up their sleeve, it’s good to know how to save teeth. Don’t wait until there’s an emergency, read on now, so you’ll…

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SpaDental Chard – patients’ compliments

22nd December 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

“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…

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Patient screening and safety

13th December 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

With a return this week to stricter restrictions to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, we are confident that dental care will not be affected. Indeed, the Chief Dental Officer of England, reiterated last week that dentistry is an essential service that is vital and valued. Moreover, in the light or research done over…

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Holiday opening and emergency information: 2021 – 2022

9th December 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Wishing everyone a safe holiday season Our best wishes to you and your family, health and happiness. Please find below the holiday opening times for your SpaDental practice, and additional links to emergency information. We sincerely hope that all our patients, as well as visitors to our area, keep in good health over the holiday…

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Boost day – get vaccinated to keep healthy

30th November 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Get a booster this month The NHS reminds us of the importance of getting our vaccination booster shots to help protect us from viral infections this winter. Over winter, respiratory illnesses are more communicable. A vaccination helps prevent the spread. How SpaDental is helping to keep patients safe this winter. The NHS is campaigning to…

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A warm welcome to SpaDental clinicians

19th November 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

This month we have enjoyed meeting the new clinicians who have joined SpaDental. You may be aware that there has been a shortage of dentists in the UK, especially in the South West. We are pleased, therefore, to welcome our new clinicians with overseas qualifications to the practice. Meet the new dental therapists Practice manager…

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My filling fell out! What do I do?

10th November 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Find answers here to our most asked question: “My filling fell out. What next?” Dentists prioritise patients who are in pain and need urgent treatment, even when we are busy or short-staffed. It’s what we do. It happens. There’s that moment when you’re chewing something and you start to wonder. What’s that? What’s in the…

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When’s the best time to stop smoking?

1st November 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s a good question. When is the best time to stop smoking? There are so many ways to answer, and often they’re not too helpful for smokers. If you’re a smoker, it’s easy to feel your relationship with tobacco isn’t understood. That people don’t get why it’s hard to stop. And it is. Which is…

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FAQs – helpful explanations for patients

28th October 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We encourage patients to ask questions to understand what is happening in their dental practice and with their treatment. We believe patients feel more comfortable when they know what is happening, and why. Here we’ve put together a few replies to questions we are often asked. We hope our helpful explainers for patients will answer…

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dentistry

24th October 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

October is Black History Month in the UK, the theme for this year is: ‘Black to the Past.’ Black History Month (IBHM-UK) aims to uncover and spread stories that have been lost or hidden. The journey to recognition for people from minority groups is more difficult. Their achievements are therefore all the more inspiring.  …

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Mental wellbeing matters

10th October 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

It can be hard to understand and make sense of the world we live in, and the last eighteen months have been especially challenging. For younger and older people alike, living in today’s world has its own special demands and pressures. The concerns people report, for themselves or another, usually fall into these broad categories:…

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Join the SpaDental standby patient list

25th September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

At this time, some of our practices have to prioritise patients who need urgent or essential care. This is because of the effects of the pandemic and the national shortage of clinicians. It means that our patients who want to book a routine examination may have to wait longer than any of us would wish….

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Sober October? Good decision!

24th September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve got a week to decide whether to do it or not. Soon it’ll be Sober October and cutting out alcohol could be the best decision you’ve ever made. GOSOBER! Well-being tips and information Sober October is good for ourselves. “Oh no! October is a long month. Why can’t it be February?” Think day by…

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3D delts or healthy teeth?

22nd September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Are 3D delts and 6 pack abs on your fitness agenda? With gyms open,  Park Runs running and sports events happening again, there’s a lot we can do to keep ourselves fit, in mind, body and, of course, mouth. One of the joys of sport is the community that surrounds it. With gyms, it means…

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Look after your NHS Dental Registration

17th September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

It is important to look after your NHS dental registration. During the pandemic it may have been difficult for you to make an appointment. Even now with the vaccination programme having a positive affect, sometimes patients still have to cancel because they feel unwell or need to self-isolate. Please be careful to follow the advice…

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Children’s oral health – appointments for registered patients

15th September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

This message is a follow up to last week’s information. It’s a reminder that we want to help you protect your children’s oral health. Children’s oral health appointments If you have a child or children registered with SpaDental, please book them a routine appointment if it’s overdue. Because we know access to dental care has…

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We’d love to see your children soon!

13th September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Now children are back in school, our return to our old routines is making life feel a bit more normal again. At the dentist too, we’re striving to get back to our regular services. We understand that for children in particular, the routines of dental care are important. Although dental practices still have to observe…

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Three levels of hygiene treatment explained

1st September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We would like to let our patients know that we have updated and clarified our categories of oral hygiene treatments. We aim to deliver effective gum care and dental health management, according to your needs, in line with the ongoing coronavirus restrictions. What are the the three levels of hygiene treatment? As explained in a…

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Meet our Dental Therapist – Louis Sparling

19th August 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

What can Louis Sparling do for you? essential oral hygiene care and advice maintenance or restoration of gum health fluoride application extractions and fillings tooth whitening skin smoothing dermal fillers First and foremost Passionate about oral health,  prioritises the needs of his patients. He understands how important it is to build a trusting, friendly relationship…

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Bite-sized elephant teeth facts for World Elephant Day.

11th August 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Elephant Day is to get people talking about the value of elephants to local communities and the world. And we mean their value when they’re alive, not when they’ve been killed for their tusks. As World Elephant Day is about bringing people together to help elephants, we bring you some surprising…

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Dental care for young adults – advice and tips

8th August 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s the time of year when you may be getting ready to leave home. Exam results are out. The school holidays are nearing an end. You’ve been offered a place, or signed a job contract. Soon you’ll have packed your bags. With so much to think about we can understand why, as a young adult,…

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Can hot weather hurt teeth? Summer survival tips.

19th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

The MET Office has issued an amber warning for the west of of England – the region where SpaDental practices. It’s a warning we take seriously and urge you, our patients, to keep yourselves safe too. It’s easy to underestimate the impact a heatwave can have on our health. High temperatures can be damaging, even…

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Dentists’ infection controls still in place

16th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve all been wondering what the lifting of restrictions on Monday 19th July means to us. Even though the welcomed move to Stage 4 on the roadmap to recovery is four weeks later than was planned, it is still expected to increase people’s exposure to Covid-19. It’s possible because of the vaccination programme. Guidance at…

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UEFA 2020: Do footballers have good teeth?

8th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

8th July – update What a game that was last night! It was great to see Harry Kane (read more about him below) net that rebound. Just one more to go now! 4th July – update With a resounding win against Ukraine, 0 – 4, England is through to the semi-finals! Now our excitement’s mounting…

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Testimonials

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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Plymouth patient reviews and suggestions - thank you!

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…

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May, 2022

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