SpaDental News

Look after your NHS Dental Registration

30th December 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s important to look after your NHS dental registration. Please follow the advice below. Access to dental care – information At this time, patients may find it difficult to book an NHS funded dental appointment. At SpaDental, we continue to try to recruit new dentists, and also support dentists qualified overseas while they wait to…

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Never too soon to stop smoking.

28th December 2022 | 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. Quitting is not easy, no time may feel like a good time to stop smoking. But you will will feel better for doing it. Moreover, research supports that people who commit to…

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Congratulations Tomson Thomas – ORE exams passed!

29th November 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

We are delighted to congratulate on passing his Overseas Registration Examinations (ORE). It’s an achievement to celebrate! Tomson trained and studied at the MGR Medical University in Chennai, India, qualifying as a dentist with a master’s degree in 2016. Subsequently, he worked for three years as a general dentist, before deciding to move to England….

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Royal Mail postal strikes could cause delay

23rd November 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

The Royal Mail has announced more strikes in December. Current scheduled action days are: November 24, 25 and 30th December 1, 9, 11, 14, 15, 23 and 24th Source: December Royal Mail strike action to include Christmas Eve | Trade unions | The Guardian (At the time of writing this, the Royal Mail website does…

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Join the SpaDental standby appointment list

21st November 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Sometimes the wait for a dental appointment may be a bit longer than we would like. If you’d prefer not to have to wait so long, why not join our list of patients available to attend a standby appointment? All you need to do is let us know you’re interested in coming to the dentist…

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1/10 people are diabetic – World Diabetes Day 2022

4th November 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Diabetes Day is to raise awareness of the challenges of living with diabetes, as well as helping people to reduce their chance of becoming diabetic. 1 in 10 adults were living with diabetes in 2021 More than 1.2 million children and adolescents (0-19 years) live with type 1 diabetes Diabetes caused 6.7 million…

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Sometimes tooth extraction is the best solution

28th October 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

One of the pleasures of being a dentist is being able to really make a difference to a patient’s quality of life. To do that, sometimes a tooth extraction is the only solution. Our dentist enjoys seeing the difference he can make. “Taking a tooth out is a last resort. If I can save a…

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Screen time damages children’s teeth

26th October 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

In 2019 the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) published a report advising parents not to worry about screen time. Screen time itself is not a bad thing, the report suggests, so long as it’s under control. Since then, we’ve had a whole pandemic. During the last two years, children have spent even…

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Why, when and how to use a defibrillator

20th October 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

All SpaDental staff are trained in resucitation Although we hope that we don’t have to use our training in an emergency or the defibrillator we have in practice, both are essential. Here at SpaDental we’re committed to offering the best patient care. We want to be sure that you’re always in safe hands. A defibrillator…

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Peter Gregory – sponsorship

15th October 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

PETER RICHARD GREGORY ‘Pilot Pete’ 24th December 1997 – 25th June 2023 Meet Peter Gregory Peter lost his life in a balloon accident. You may read about his legacy here. Update from Pilot Pete “I would like to thank you all at Spa Dental for your support and sponsorship for the World Hot Air Balloon…

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Is running good for our teeth? So’s walking!

1st October 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Is there evidence that running is good for our teeth? Well, there’s lots of smiling in the parkrun community on a Saturday morning as they set off at 9:00. Five kilometres later, once they catch their breath, there are even more smiles.  Parkrun is, quite literally, a breath-taking phenomenon. From a few people running in…

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The Queen’s state funeral – 19th September

13th September 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

It was with great sadness we heard news of the death of our monarch last week. While there is a period of sorrow and national mourning, it is also a time of appreciation and gratitude for the long and productive life Queen Elizabeth dedicated to duty and service. Are dentists open on Monday 19th September? Even…

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Affordable dental examinations for under 18s

12th September 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

As our offer of examinations for children under 12 has been so popular, we have an offer for older children too. Read on! Dental care funded by the NHS can be hard to access at the moment. As we know children benefit from regular dental examinations our private-only dental practices are allocating special times for…

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Dental implants step by step

3rd September 2022 | SpaDental Administrator

Lead the life you want! Eat, talk, laugh and kiss without discomfort or embarrassment. An implant is so close in form and function to a real tooth, consider whether you’re ready to take these five dental implant steps.  Our answers to patients’ frequently asked questions about dental implants. Step 1: assessing and preparing the dental…

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Back to school tooth care answers for children

31st August 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

To help your child’s return to school, it’s very helpful to follow established routines. As dentists, we urge you to begin and end the day with a tooth brushing session. See below our answers to frequently asked tooth care questions. Twice a day, everyday, we want children to keep their healthy teeth for life. So…

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Meet Dentist Aryaan Khalid

30th August 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

“Excellent care — This was my last appointment of several and throughout the whole process I have felt really well looked after and well informed. Absolutely excellent dentist; I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.” “I was very apprehensive as to starting with a new dentist. Aryaan Khalid was very professional, put me at my ease…

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Treatment planning to restore a patient’s smile

17th August 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Recently a patient at SpaDental Ross-on-Wye completed a treatment plan requiring a range of skills to restore her front teeth, so she’s comfortable and happy with her smile again. Our lovely patient is so pleased with the results, she agreed to share her photographs on our website, so other patients can see the difference and…

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Affordable front tooth replacement, comfortable too!

3rd August 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

One of our lovely patients at SpaDental Tewkesbury kindly agreed we could use her dental record photographs, and write about her treatment. She wants other patients to learn more about their options and especially to let others know that having nice looking front teeth again is affordable. Of course, coming to terms with a front…

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Can hot weather hurt teeth? Summer survival tips.

19th July 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Feeling the heat? Your dental health may not be your first concern. However, an extended spell of warm weather may have a negative impact on our teeth. Extreme weather is a warning we take seriously and we urge everyone to keep safe too. It’s easy to underestimate the impact a heatwave can have on our…

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Meet Dentist Adrian Cerga at SpaDental Plymouth

25th May 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Talented dentist offers reassuring and considerate dental care at SpaDental Plymouth. “Very happy I can’t remember the last time I felt that relaxed in a dentist chair. Adrian was kind, gentle and kept me informed at each stage of my treatment Thank you so much.” BL “The best dental care I have ever received Both…

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Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

25th May 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

“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…

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3 oral health benefits of walking your dog

7th May 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Just as dogs need regular exercise, so do we! There are even oral health benefits for people from walking the dog! The benefits of walking your dog include: #1 – Developing good habits and routines Dogs enjoy routines. They know when you’re late feeding them and when they haven’t been taken out for the walk…

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Your smile kit – the ultimate packing list

3rd May 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

At this time of the year, our thoughts turn to holidays. Now we’re able to travel once again, and countries around the world are welcoming tourists back, perhaps you’re wondering what you need to pack. If you are, here’s our ultimate packing list to keep your smile in place while you’re away. The ultimate packing…

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I think I’ve got an abscess in my mouth! What do I do now?

26th April 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Have you woken up to throbbing pain and a swollen face? Or have you got a raised lump on your gum that hurts? Perhaps you feel like you’ve got a temperature too? Getting an abscess is hard, as it can cause swelling and pain. You may be able to reduce the pain temporarily, but it…

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Why do patients choose independent dental care?

20th April 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

More and more people are recognising the benefits of independent dental care. Our expectations of how our teeth should function and look are very different this century to last century. The best way to have a healthy and attractive smile, it to take responsibility. This is what independent dentistry is all about. We champion preventive…

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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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