News about Periodontics

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My tooth aches. I’m in pain. What do I do?

7th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Up until now it was easy to ignore that dull ache. But not anymore. Now your tooth aches so much you can’t think straight. In fact, now the whole of your head is screaming at you. Tooth pain is the worst. We can all ignore mild toothache. Even though we know it isn’t a good…

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Managing dental pain at home during the coronavirus pandemic

2nd April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve been told it’s going to get worse before it gets better. We’re staying at home, and being sensible, so we don’t contract or spread Covid-19. During the coronavirus lockdown managing dental care at home, therefore, could help keep us and other family members safe. But staying a home won’t stop us from getting tooth…

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5 health benefits of dental implants

12th December 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental implants benefit our health and quality of life more than we may realise. They are definitely the best option in both form and function to replace missing teeth. There are health benefits, as well as aesthetic and practical benefits, that other tooth replacement options simply can’t offer. Dental implant benefit #1 – better nutrition…

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Fresh breath clinches deals – it’s a fact.

2nd October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Whether it’s a “Yes” to a second date, or a “Yes” to a huge business deal, it’s more likely to happen for you if you have good oral hygiene. It’s true. Fresh breath clinches deals. Having a great oral hygiene routine really can turn you into a winner. A healthy smile helps the wearer appear:…

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Mind the gap! 10 reasons why missing teeth matter.

23rd July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Anyone who’s been on the tube will have heard the warning to “mind the gap”. Our dentists will also remind us that the gaps left by missing teeth matter too. If you have lost a tooth, then it’s important to visit your dentist for an assessment. Why do we lose our teeth? Teeth are often…

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Let’s talk about diabetes and oral health.

11th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is a good time to talk about diabetes. Diabetes UK says: “Talking about diabetes can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be.” They invite you to share your stories, top tips, and offer support to other people living with a diagnosis of diabetes. More than ever. In England alone, according to figures…

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Get full disclosure of gum disease dangers.

10th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve all heard about plaque, and know we don’t want it. Read on for full disclosure of gum disease dangers that threaten both our oral health and our general health. What are the recognised dangers of plaque build up? tooth decay periodontitis tooth loss heart disease diabetes stroke rheumatoid arthritis What is dental plaque? It’s…

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Today’s the day to stop smoking! National No Smoking Day 2018

14th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Today’s the day to stop smoking and you just have to get through it! On National No Smoking Day 2018, it’s time to take a deep breath (or twenty!) as it’s the day to stop smoking. Here are a few bonuses to motivate you through the day: Think of how people who matter to you…

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Would I give up smoking for others? No Smoking Day 2020

13th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Would I give up smoking for others? It’s a good question to think about before No Smoking Day. It may help you to get though the day, and the one after too. It could motivate you to become smoke-free. Why should I give up smoking? If you’re a smoker, ask yourself:  Would I? Why? Ten…

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Think before you light up! Get ready for National No Smoking Day 2018!

12th March 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Get ready! No Smoking Day 2018 is on Wednesday 14th March. It’s a special day intended to help people who are thinking of giving up smoking. Go smoke free for just one day! With a one day target, you can see how it is for you. It’s a great start. And if it’s just a…

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Tongue scraping – it makes a difference!

19th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Tongue cleaning for fresher breath It’s a practice that’s been used for over 3,000 years but with our modern focus on cleaning teeth and gums, we’re neglecting our tongues. Yet tongue cleaning (or scraping) is a good way to get naturally fresher breath. These days, while we conscientiously brush and floss, many of us ignore…

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‘Direct access’ to your dental therapist or hygienist

15th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do your teeth feel fine, but perhaps they’re not quite as clean as you’d like? Do you need a helping hand to get between the gaps, and make sure that there’s no plaque build up? Direct access to a dental therapist can help. Updated – January 2019 <The GDC states:  “Hygienists and therapists practising under…

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It’s Friday! How to get a second date

12th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The bad news? With bad breath, chances are tonight will be the first and last date We all have bad breath at some time or another, especially first thing in the morning, but for some of us it’s more of a persistent problem. Unfortunately, it’s not the sort of thing our friends will tell us…

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Resolutions? Goals? Be sure to plan the steps to give up smoking

30th December 2017 | Vanessa Giraud

The annual Smokefree Health Harms Campaign was launched on December 29th 2014, to encourage smokers to give up for the new year. Making a resolution may not be enough. It’s the steps in the right direction that make the difference to your success Everyone who wants to stop smoking is different. So plan what will…

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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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