News about Toothache

My filling fell out! What do I do?

4th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

It happens. There’s that moment when you’re chewing something and you start to wonder. What’s that? What’s in the food? And then you manage to spit out whatever it is (discreetly, because you can be sure it will happen at a meal when good manners matter). And, sure enough, you know your filling fell out….

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Dentist urgently needed! Find emergency care in Plymouth.

7th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

There are times when people need a dentist urgently. It may because of bleeding, trauma to the mouth, or swelling of the face or neck. We can help! Are you near the South Devon – Cornwall border?  If you need a dentist urgently, SpaDental Plymouth can help. Perhaps you’ve moved recently and haven’t managed to…

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What’s in an amalgam filling? Is it safe?

23rd April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re often asked what’s in an amalgam filling and whether it’s safe. The short answer is that yes, amalgam fillings, sometimes called silver fillings, are considered safe. At the conference Hannah Parsonage and Jo Roberts attended recently in Shrewsbury, the future use of amalgam fillings was one of the topics covered.  Here’s some information about…

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Book a dental examination now, before exams begin!

7th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

If you have a teenager at home who’s taking GCSE, A level or university exams in the May/June session of 2018, you won’t want anything to stop them from doing their best! One way to help is to book a dental examination now, to avoid an emergency later. We’re over half way through the school…

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Big cats + big teeth = bigger tooth problems

3rd March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Today is World Wildlife Day, and the focus for this year is: Big Cats – Predators Under Threat World Wildlife Day 2018 is focusing on raising awareness of the falling numbers of big cats in the world.  Cat numbers are declining as their historic habitats shrink. As humans encroach on their territory, big cats are…

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Not feeling quite right? We can trust our local pharmacy to help.

19th February 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Our local pharmacy is here to help us to be well and stay well! If we need a prescription filled, or we’re wondering which over the counter medicine to buy, we go to our local pharmacy. But actually they are able to do a lot more to help us stay well.  When we think about…

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Flouride in our water? Yes or no?

15th February 2018 | Heather Cresswell

What is ‘fluoride’ and do we need fluoride in our water? When we talk about fluoride we are referring to the compound Sodium Fluoride (NaF), or another fluorine-containing salt. Sometimes fluoride in our water source occurs naturally. Some water boards add it.  Fluoride is also a key ingredient in everyday tooth-care products, such as toothpaste….

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Some strange historical facts and good advice for National Toothache Day 2018

9th February 2018 | Louise Burgess

Today, Friday 9th February, is National Toothache Day. “National Toothache Day is certainly not anything to smile about as toothache usually makes those who suffer from it very miserable. A toothache can make it difficult for someone to eat, drink, sleep and even talk.”  Michaela ONeill, President of the BSDHT. The purpose of this special…

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Seasons Greetings From SpaDental

25th December 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Merry Christmas   All the SpaDental management and staff would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our patients a very Merry Christmas! We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental health and look forward to seeing you all next year! Be careful eating those delicious festive nuts! Please…

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Devon NHS Emergency Dental Services – Christmas and New Year 2017/18

19th December 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

Your Plymouth SpaDental practice is open on these days at our usual times: Monday 18th – Friday 22nd December Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th December 2017 Check our open hours over Christmas and New Year 2017/18 But when the practice is closed, please check the Devon NHS Emergency Dental Services Access Centre’s hours below. In Hours Provision:…

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SpaDental Plymouth’s Festive 2017 Opening Hours

12th December 2017 | Heather Cresswell

With less than two weeks to Christmas, a reminder of the Plymouth opening hours throughout the festive season. Opening Hours Friday 22nd December – normal opening hours 8am-5pm Saturday 23rd December – Closed Sunday 24th December –  Closed   Monday 25th December – Closed Tuesday 26th December – Closed Wednesday 27th December – normal opening hours…

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Toothache? Give us a call!

17th November 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Do you have toothache? It’s Friday morning and that dull toothache has now become real pain. What do you do? Ignore it? That’s impossible! Hope it goes away with the help of a few painkillers? That may only help in the short-term. And you have the whole weekend ahead of you. You need to find…

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Remembrance Day 2017

11th November 2017 | Vanessa Giraud

Remembrance Day is a time when we remember people who have died in wars. The date and time set for the two minute silence marks when the ‘Great War’ ended in 1918. As well as remembering our brave soldiers, it is a good time to reflect on what life and death was like a century…

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Toothache Whilst On Holiday, There’s Nothing Worse!!

31st October 2012 | Helen Hewison

I have recently been on holiday and although I had a wonderful time, I did meet a lady there who had the most dreadful experience due to Severe Toothache. I did all I could to advise and reassure her but she needed to see a dentist and she wasnt able to see one for four…

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Testimonials

Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces 2 years ago, and having left it far too long I eventually thought I ought to try to get myself an NHS dentist. Recognizing the unique challenges that veterans face when they leave the military, Spa Dental's veterans policy enabled me to get an initial appointment and receive treatment as an NHS patient - exactly what I'd hoped for. The professionalism and friendliness of…

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"Absolutely delighted" with veneers - SpaDental Whitchurch, Shropshire

A glowing testimonial for Dental Surgeon - veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire. Veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire "Excellent treatment! Absolutely delighted! Dr Jindal replaced two veneers for me, providing throughout brilliant treatment. He advised me of the options for the veneers and I opted for the better quality ones. The whole process was methodical and precise, keeping me informed step by step during the whole procedure. Great attention to detail was given to myself and the implants…

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High praise for Lucy Smith and Maria Shrigley, Plymouth.

Dental Surgeon and her assistant are helping anxious patients to manage dental visits more easily. High praise for the team! We know that it can be hard for people to come in to see the dentist. Here's one message: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your care at my recent dental visit. Lucy, I know because of your care and attention to my needs I feel so much better attending an…

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A great dental service to Plymouth patients.

We really appreciate all the reviews we're getting from patients who visit SpaDental Plymouth. Your feedback helps us feel confident we give good advice and offer a great dental service to Plymouth patients. Thank you! Here are some recent reviews: These two reviews highlight the importance of regular examination of the soft tissues in the mouth. "I feel... grateful to [my dentist] for referring me to Derriford hospital for a lump to be removed from…

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Approval ratings are high for Ledbury! Thank you for your reviews.

At SpaDental Ledbury we're enjoying reading your reviews! In April, we asked you to share your experiences with us. We've been emailing our patients to ask you to fill in on-line forms so that we know how your appointments went. It's been heart-warming to read the kind things that you've said about us in your reviews. Thank you! Here are a few of the comments that we've received: "Very professional. Always polite and helpful. Easy…

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More Plymouth patient appreciation for SpaDental - thank you!

Since we piloted the online feedback form for Plymouth patient appreciation or dissatisfaction with our practice, we've had over 300 responses. Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your views. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient appreciation for the work we do. We're smiling with pride, and happy that you're happy! Here are two recent reviews: "Fantastic experience - I was on the NHS waiting list for over…

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High praise for the Plymouth team

Earlier this week, one of our patients sent this lovely message to the Plymouth team. We really appreciate your praise! "I have been a patient at the Hyde Practice [SpaDental Plymouth] for some 46 years, so have seen many changes of staff etc. I have today, been compelled to email you as a result of my latest visit. Far too many people are quick to complain hence this email. I suffer a bit from arthritis. At…

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Nervous patients in Plymouth reassured

Our dental surgeon is expanding her list, so nervous patients in Plymouth can feel confident they will receive sympathetic, effective treatment. One of Lucy's patients had this to say: "I am extremely nervous/phobic when visiting a dentist. This was my first visit to SpaDental - I can honestly say I couldn't have been looked after better! From the receptionist to the nurse, to the dentist (Lucy) and the hygienist, everyone was so kind, gentle and…

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My Invisalign journey - a patient experience.

SpaDental patient, Laura tells us about her Invisalign journey and how it's going: Laura's Invisalign journey is easier than she'd expected! "I've always been paranoid about my front teeth. Whenever I went to smile I had my hands over my mouth, and I never felt confident in photos. I didn't think I could do anything with them. And I was over the moon when my dentist suggested it." Laura began her Invisalign journey with SpaDental…

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"Invisalign helped my confidence," our smiling patient says!

We'd like to share with you a really positive testimonial from one of our SpaDental Whitchurch patients. He recently finished his Invisalign treatment and feels confident with his new smile. 'When I was young I had metal braces and I didn’t want to have them again when most people my age don't. I'd heard Invisalign treatment was convenient and wouldn't affect the way I looked at all, so it sounded a good choice.  I work…

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