News about Dentistry

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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How best to care for dental implants this Christmas.

21st December 2018 | Georgina Wilczek

‘Tis the season to have fun with friends and family! Inevitably, this leads to a little more over-indulgence than usual. The increased consumption of alcohol and sweet treats takes its toll on our teeth as much as it does on our waistline. It’s important we remember to care for dental implants everyday, twice a day,…

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Happy New Year 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 in January? Our friendly staff are organising fun activities and waiting to see brilliant family smiles! Chard’s Children’s Day – 3rd January, 2019 Plymouth’s Children’s Day – 2nd January…

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Here to support service veterans – SpaDental Plymouth

14th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

“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…

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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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SpaDental Chard periodontal care can save your teeth.

4th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

If you live in the Somerset region, it’s good to know that SpaDental Chard periodontal care is available to you. What is periodontal care? The term refers to the structures around our teeth: the alveolar bone, the sockets and the gums. Healthy gums really are important as they keep the roots of our teeth protected…

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Why are my gums bleeding? What do I do?

29th November 2018 | 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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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…

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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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A day to remember and reflect.

11th November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

2018, and the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day falls on Remembrance Sunday. Today muted bells will chime in remembrance, and then ring out in peace. Armistice day marks peace. Peace achieved after so much loss. It is hard for us now, a whole century later, to imagine the suffering men and women, on the…

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It’s good to have a plan, a dental care plan.

9th November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you want to access the best dental care, but you’re worried about bills? These days, there are a range of ways to pay for private dental treatment so private dental care is more accessible than you may think. Ask your dentist about joining a dental care plan to pay for treatments in monthly instalments….

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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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No-show NHS patients in Plymouth – “It’s a shame”

3rd November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

In the Plymouth practice, we’re painfully aware of gaps in our busy day. No-show NHS patients give us a break, but it’s not a welcome break. It means that someone who would really benefit from seeing a dentist misses an opportunity. And a skilled professional, one of our dentists, therapists or hygienists, is wasting time….

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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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Wondering what to do with the kids at half-term in Whitchurch.

20th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Probably you’ve made plans to keep the kids entertained over half-term. And visiting the dentist isn’t on your “to do” list. But it should be! SpaDental Whitchurch Children’s Day is on 30 October, 2018. We’re dedicated to helping young people have great teeth for life. That’s why we’re focusing on registering new babies, children and…

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Home baked cakes are better for teeth.

17th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Love it or hate it, The Great British Bake Off could be doing our health a favour. That’s because home baked is better for teeth. In fact, the ever rising popularity of food shows could be a great benefit to our well-being in many ways. That is, if we spend some time in the kitchen,…

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Let your dentist plan your wedding smile!

14th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Come and meet the SpaDental Plymouth team to plan your wedding smile. We’ll be at the St Mellion Resort Wedding Show on Sunday 21 October, 2018, from 11:00 until 15:00. What’s a dentist doing at a wedding show? There’s going to be lots going on at the Wedding Show. You’ll be able to find answers…

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84 shopping days to go! Give the gift of great teeth!

1st October 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

At this time of the year, we start combing our minds and online shopping sites for great gifts. As from today, we only have 84 days to make all those decisions. The gift of great teeth could be your solution! One of the problems (I know!) of a large family, is that it can be…

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Is walking to school dangerous?

28th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

How did your child get to and from school today? Chances are it was by either car or bus. There was a time when most children either walked to school, or cycled. Now fewer than half of our children walk to school. Living Streets is one of the action groups that wants to reverse the…

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Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover updated.

20th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you a Denplan patient? If you’ve been a Denplan patient for more than a month, you’ll have Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover. If you’ve signed up in the last couple of weeks, then you will have been asked if you want to take out additional emergency insurance. Changes to Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover. To comply…

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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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