News about Children

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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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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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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Bite-sized fun facts about giant pandas’ teeth

16th March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Today is all about pandas – the giant pandas’ teeth in particular. Well known because they’re endangered, I believe it’s true to say that although we all have a good idea of what a giant panda looks like, not many of us have ever seen a live one. I know I haven’t. Currently the only…

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

18th February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

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 as adults. Which…

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Bite-sized fun facts about penguins’ mouths

20th January 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

January 20th is usually a suitably chilly day in the northern hemisphere for us to think about those natives of the southern hemisphere – penguins. Although not all penguins live in the Antarctic, and some live in much warmer waters, some species are endangered. On penguin awareness day, the focus is on protecting their food…

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Home learning for children – dental info and more

7th January 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

If you’re facilitating home learning for children, I hope some of these tips will be helpful to you. With thirty years experience as a teacher and educational leader, both in the UK and overseas, I understand well the challenges and rewards of working with young people. So have fun with your children, help them to…

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Our top dental blogs from 2020

28th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This year the messages we’ve needed to communicate have been a bit different to usual. Reviewing our top dental blogs helps us to know what matters to you. Not surprisingly, top of the list for the extraordinary year of 2020, is information to help people with dental emergencies. So here’s a quick summary of this…

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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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Back to school tooth care answers for children

31st August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This year, parents are asking a lot of health-related questions as they prepare their children to go back to school. With new measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, school may seem different for children. However, children are flexible, listen to explanations and respond to reminders. They will soon adapt to their new…

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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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Do giraffe’s have long teeth to match their long neck?

21st June 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Yes, it’s World Giraffe Day! While those of us in the northern hemisphere celebrate the longest day, it’s the longest night south of the equator. One fact that is clear, however, is that giraffes have a very long neck. But do they have long teeth? Fun facts about giraffe’s teeth Here are some fun facts…

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Dental care and sensory processing – a patient’s story

14th April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Fortunately, most children feel comfortable about going to the dentist. With modern dentistry focusing on preventive care and a good range of effective fluoride products available, most children don’t suffer dental pain and have healthy teeth. Some children, however, find it hard to accept dental care. Sensory processing difficulties make the experience overwhelming. “Hygienist Appointment…

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Children’s sensory processing challenges at the dentist

19th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Lots of people tell us they don’t like going to the dentist. But for some people it’s more difficult than for others. In this article we’re looking at how to tackle sensory processing challenges at the dentist.  Do you have a child who has heightened sensory perception? Are you wondering how to prepare for a…

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Children’s dental review appointments – Children’s Day

13th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We still have some free spaces for children’s review appointments on our dedicated Children’s Days this half-term. SpaDental Chard, Somerset – Wednesday 19th February 2020 SpaDental Plymouth, Devon – Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th February 2020 Please contact your reception team before the spaces fill up! Children’s dental reviews this half-term? Yes!   We understand…

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We’re registering! Children’s NHS appointments Whitchurch

11th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We still have some spaces for children’s NHS appointments. Wednesday 19th February 2020 – book your children’s NHS appointment at SpaDental Whitchurch Please contact the reception team at SpaDental Whitchurch before the spaces fill up! Children’s NHS appointments this half-term? Yes! We understand you may have other plans for your half-term holiday. But trust us…

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Decrease dental decay with 3 simple steps.

23rd January 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

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 is…

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3 oral health benefits of walking your dog

5th January 2020 | 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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Our top dental blogs from 2019

29th December 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Sometimes it’s handy to have useful information all in one easy-to-find place. So here’s a quick summary of this year’s top dental blogs. Our aim is to provide useful information for our patients, and also for anyone who has questions about their oral health. We also write about general health because it affects our oral…

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Children’s half-term dental appointments in Whitchurch

27th October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Our spaces are filling up quickly, so please get in touch soon to make a child’s half-term dental appointment with SpaDental Whitchurch. Half-term dental appointments for children? Yes! We understand you have more fun ways to spend your half-term holiday. But trust us – if the children haven’t been been to the dentist in the…

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Help children keep healthy teeth at home

23rd October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentists around the country are doing their best to try to help children keep healthy teeth. But it’s not just up to dentists! As at least 95% of cavities are preventable, we’re trying to spread the word so parents and carers can help children have better teeth than generations before them. A recent BBC report…

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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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Testimonials

Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

We're delighted to share with you this thoughtful and informative testimonial from a patient, Mr Paul Robinson, who has recently completed several appointments with dentist at SpaDental Whitchurch. As you can read below, he's pleased he joined the practice. Top Class Dentistry "Spadental Whitchurch is located in Corser House, a 16th century grade II listed building which retains much of its original charm. It’s just off the main one-way street, that runs through the centre…

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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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Reviews Tewkesbury - thank you for your appreciation.

This last week we asked our patients who have visited the practice in the last few months to submit their comments online. We truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…

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September, 2021

Yes, we're open!

Some practices may need to prioritise appointments for urgent and essential treatment.

Thank you for showing your understanding to our staff.

We kindly remind patients to contact us at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule an appointment if it's not possible to attend.

Please note:

  • Entry to the practices is by booked appointment only.
  • Dental practices must still follow strict infection prevention controls. 
  • Please help us to keep staff and patients safe.