News about Children

Break the silence on teething gel ingredients

4th October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

This is certainly news worth sharing if you know someone who has a teething baby. At some time or other, many parents use pain relief products bought from a local chemist. Most of us don’t look at the list of teething gel ingredients – I know I never did. I trusted well known brands to…

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Plymouth: community outreach keeping teeth healthy

18th September 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Two years ago, Spa Dental Plymouth set up a dental education project to help children keep their teeth healthy. The community outreach team, and , regularly visit schools around the region delivering educational workshops. When they visit your school, they’ll bring along Henry the Brushasaurus, as well as handfuls of toothbrushes, tubes of paste, timers…

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Free sugar in baby food is higher than we realise

21st August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

The time when a baby starts to transition onto solid foods, is a time when we want to make sure baby is getting good nutrition, and establishing sound habits for the future. To help us make sure baby’s getting the best ingredients, we’re likely to turn to products specifically made for infants by established brands….

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Keeping healthy for longer with NHS care

2nd August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

People dreamed of living longer, and now that’s a reality. But what we need to do to enjoy our increased life span is to live in good health. As we are living longer, we need to be keeping healthy for longer – not just with NHS care, but with the care we invest in our…

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Bite-sized fun facts about tigers’ teeth

29th July 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

International Tiger Day aims to raise awareness of the decline in tiger numbers around the world. As tigers are an endangered species, this special day celebrates the important work done to conserve tigers and their habitats. An additional but important factor in helping tigers to survive is, of course, their magnificent tiger teeth! WWF work…

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SpaDental welcomes Saltash to the group

28th July 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome a new practice to our group – SpaDental Saltash. Working together for the best dental experiences The talented and cheerful Fore Street Dental Practice team joins the SpaDental group. Now, we very much look forward to meeting our patients, and working alongside the clinicians and staff. On Saturday…

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NHS children’s dentist offers educational programme

24th June 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

The SpaDental outreach initiative has achieved a lot in the last year. Nursery and primary schools across Plymouth have invited our children’s dental health coordinators to visit. Since the programme started, they have met with about 1,500 children. Now SpaDental expands the programme to Chard. NHS children’s dentist in Plymouth visits schools Answers to your…

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Turtle teeth? Tooth brushing facts for World Turtle Day.

23rd May 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Each year, May 23rd is dedicated to raising awareness of turtles around the world. It’s a day that embraces tortoises too. And terrapins. So if you’re interested in learning more about these unusual, shy creatures, then read on to learn everything you need to know about turtle teeth. Here are some interesting turtle facts you…

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A year on from the sugar tax, what about junk food ads?

1st April 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

If you have an opinion about junk food ads, or junk food in general, then follow this link to the Department of Health and Social Care so that you can have your say. The government aims to cut obesity levels The government aims to halve current child obesity levels by 2030. As that’s over ten…

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Three steps to decrease dental decay.

7th March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Recently published figures provide statistical evidence that the number of children needing extractions because of dental decay decreases each year.  Which sounds like great news. But in actual fact, taken as a percentage of the population from 0-19 years old, apparently the last set of statistical records showed no change from the year before. Which…

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Help children’s teeth last a lifetime – 10 FAQs.

21st February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Whether your child is a few hours old or a teenager, you’ll worry about whether you’re doing the right things for them. One of the easier things we can all do to set our kids up for their future is to help them have healthy teeth. So here are some tips to help children’s teeth…

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What’s fluoride varnish? And why do children need it?

18th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated September 2019 Featuring expert advice from dental surgeon Lucy Smith, to help protect your children’s teeth. We all want our children to have the best – and that includes wanting them to have the healthiest teeth possible. Taking good care of children’s teeth from when they’re very small helps them to have stronger teeth…

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What’s the best drink for teeth?

10th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

We hear it a lot. We know we should avoid fizzy fruit drinks, cola, and sports drinks that we consume in surprising quantities, even when the weather is cold. And, if you’re wondering, Prosecco counts as a fizzy drink too. So whatever the occasion, the weather, or the season, what is the best drink for…

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Protect your child’s teeth with a visit to an NHS dentist.

23rd January 2019 | Georgina Wilczek

Public Health England campaigns to help us protect children’s teeth. Dental cavities are the number 1 reason why young children are admitted to hospital. Though dental care is important whatever our age, it’s particularly important for young children. Here’s four good reasons why. Before a child’s first tooth appears, wipe down the gums with a…

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Your dedicated family dentist – SpaDental Chard

19th January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

If you’re looking for a considerate and reliable family dentist, SpaDental Chard will meet your needs. Dental surgeon provides dedicated family dentistry in Chard. After training at Kings College, London, and offering general dentistry in Suffolk, Brighton and Australia, Toby settled in Somerset. For over twenty years he has offered reliable continuity of care to…

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Children’s oral health education, Plymouth.

15th January 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Last week SpaDental Plymouth teamed up with Pomphlett Primary School, working their health education magic together again. Dental care tips for babies and children. On this visit, and 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….

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Screen time damages children’s teeth.

14th January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Earlier this month, 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. Undeniably, time spent using a screen is very much part of modern life. Yet as…

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Beat the back to school packed lunch challenge!

5th January 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

  Game on! The back to school packed lunch challenge is a tough one! There’s a lot in the news about children and sugar. Children need our help. With so much choice around and so much pressure from advertising and retailers, it’s not surprising that we’re all tempted to eat products with little or no…

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Smiles for life – make a Children’s Day appointment.

18th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Chard, Plymouth and Whitchurch can help your children to have the best teeth they can possibly have. So why not book a Children’s Day appointment during half-term? Updated February 2019 Our friendly staff are organising fun activities and waiting to see brilliant family smiles! Chard’s Children’s Day – 19th February, 2019 Plymouth’s Children’s Day…

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Out and about teaching children how to brush better.

23rd November 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Our talented duo and are out in the community again. They’re on a mission to teach children how to brush teeth better. And they’re not alone. Henry the Helpful Brushasorous goes with them too, and keeps everyone smiling. Helping children to brush better It’s so important for children to learn how to look after their…

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Deciduous vs Permanent Teeth

22nd November 2018 | Louise Burgess

Want to know a few facts about our adult teeth? Did you know that we have 32 permanent teeth… and they all have names? Also, talking about teeth with children helps them to understand why it’s important to brush well, and take care of their teeth. After all, we want to have our teeth for…

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Educate for life – exercise and food choice matter.

12th November 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

School meals are still a hot topic. School meals have changed for the better. Media focus on the benefits of a good school meal means that the standard of school dinners is definitely much better now than it used to be.  Nowadays, schools are serving meals that are not only tasty but healthy too. As…

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Our nurse Emma helping children in Cambodia.

6th November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

At SpaDental Chard, we know how important it is for children to see a dentist regularly. That’s why we’re helping children here in Somerset to have appointments with the dentist. Meanwhile, our nurse has taken two weeks away. She’s helping children in Cambodia. Children need to trust us. We believe it’s really important to build…

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SpaDental Chard supports Dental Check by 1

1st November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This week SpaDental Chard* Children’s Day was great fun for the staff, and we hope it was fun for the children too! We were also on Fore Street to meet with families out and about Chard enjoying Hallowe’en. It’s not too late to register! Contact SpaDental Chard If you weren’t able to make it to…

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Children’s Dental Health Coordinators go back to school.

1st November 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Our Children’s Dental Health Coordinators go back to school! Mrs and Mrs are having interactive educational talks with primary school children in the Plymouth area. They are proving very popular, especially with the help of Henry, our lovable Brushasorous! What do we do? The talented duo visit schools on an arranged time and day to deliver…

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