News about Dental Concern

Promoting Gum Health Day for beautiful smiles.

4th May 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Gum Health Day, and is promoted by the EFP (the European Federation of Periodontology). This year the slogan is “Gums rock! Keep them safe!”  The aim of promoting treatment for gum health is to improve general health as well as helping us to keep a beautiful, natural smile. Gum disease is linked with some major…

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Will dental treatment abroad leave a smile on my face?

23rd March 2024 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental treatment abroad usually falls into two categories. Either: Patients who plan a trip specifically for a particular procedure because the prices are cheaper than where they live. Or: People tempted to make spur of the moment decisions to undergo a procedure, because it’s an attractive idea at the time. In both cases, there can…

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How to choose a good dentist – 5 important points

11th February 2024 | SpaDental Administrator

More and more people are searching for private dentists these days. Whether it is because you cannot access NHS dental care, or because you want a treatment such as tooth whitening or clear aligners not available as an NHS patient, here are five important considerations to help you choose a good dentist? Whatever your reason…

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Doing dry January? Why not?

1st January 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

At the beginning of each new year, we wonder how it will go.  Doing Dry January is one resolution with lasting benefits. It’s a great way to start the year. Why not give this healthy choice a chance? The big question? How can life be better? Although the pandemic and lockdowns is something of a…

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5 best dental habits to develop during 2024

30th December 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes you a happy and healthy 2024! Resolutions can be hard to stick to. Gyms are busy on the second, third and fourth of January, but by February numbers have fallen off again. These days, keeping dentally fit is a life-style change we need to make, and we can do it easily, by keeping…

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Mouth cancer survivor Kelly recalls her experience – a true story

17th November 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Kelly has a lot to celebrate! Every year, on her birthday, Kelly’s young daughter, her sister and family, share in her happiness that her cancer diagnosis was made in good time. Mouth cancer survivor Kelly shared her story with me. Kelly hopes her story will encourage other people to check for symptoms and take action…

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Bite-sized fun facts: lions get teeth problems

10th August 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

August 10th is World Lion Day. The day aims to raise awareness of the vulnerability of lions. Big cat numbers are declining worldwide as their historic habitats shrink. As humans encroach on their territory, big cats are threatened by poachers and illegal trade. Moreover, their prey becomes harder to find. Add to this the sort…

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Tackling single use plastics in dental care

22nd April 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Action for Earth Day 2023 During the long months of the coronavirus pandemic, we all learned a lot more about PPE than we ever knew before. One of those facts is that PPE has a use by date. Earlier this week the receptionist at SpaDental Glastonbury, found a wonderful use for the plastic gowns we…

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Plan to go smoke free for ‘No Smoking Day’ – Wednesday 8th March

10th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you still smoke? Or do you know someone who still smokes? Wednesday 8th March, 2023, is a national day to encourage smokers and other users of nicotine to quite the habit and live smoke free, at least for a day. So much to gain from living smoke free The British Heart Foundation is here…

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What’s the best drink for teeth?

4th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

There are a lot of reasons why we need to avoid fruit drinks, cola, and sports drinks. Even when the weather’s not so hot, we consume surprising quantities of beverages that contain a lot of sugar and destructive acid. So what is the best drink for our teeth? What’s Fizz Free? #gofizzfree points out that…

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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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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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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.  A quick update – as well as park run, now there’s park walk…

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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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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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Problems and solutions for Ramadan oral health care

19th March 2022 | SpaDental Administrator

During Ramadan, oral health benefits from special attention. In this article, dentist explains the changes that can occur in the mouth during the holy month of fasting. Below, he outlines the problems that can occur, and how best to prevent them. Problems occurring in the mouth during Ramadan Dehydration: Inadequate fluid consumption can lead to…

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Taking action to reduce mouth cancer risk

3rd February 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Mouth Cancer Action helps raise awareness of this disease that kills over 2,500 people in the UK each year. Because life-style choices can increase our chances of developing mouth cancer, awareness days are a special reminder to assess our habits, and reduce our mouth cancer risk. And don’t forget to check for changes in your…

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My breath smells bad! What do I do?

29th January 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Out and about, meeting, greeting, chatting or hoping to impress, we certainly don’t want the person we’re talking to feeling uncomfortable. Or, even worse, to turn away. So a question we need to ask ourselves before we step through our front door is, “Does my breath smell bad?” How do I know? The truth is…

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Why are my gums bleeding? What do I do?

6th January 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you notice your gums bleeding? Are you spitting out some blood when you brush? Or do your gums bleed when you bite into something? You’re not alone. 8 out of 10 people over 35 have gum problems. Bleeding gums are definitely not healthy, however. So, even if you’re anxious about going to the dentist,…

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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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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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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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Can oral infections cause sepsis?

29th June 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Yes, oral infections cause sepsis in some patients if left untreated. Any infection in our body can cause sepsis. Know the signs of infection, and take action. Oral infections left untreated can lead to serious complications. The information below explains when you need to take emergency action. Do you watch Coronation Street? If you do,…

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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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