News about Dentistry

NHS dental charges for 2019-2020 increase by 5%

12th March 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental Treatment Band 2019-20 Charge 2018-19 Charge Increase % Band One £22.70 £21.60 £1.10 5.09% Band Two £62.10 £59.10 £3.00 5.08% Band Three £269.30 £256.50 £12.80 4.99%   If you would like further details about treatment under the NHS (National Health Service) please ask your dental team a question or contact the receptionist at your…

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Three steps to decrease dental decay.

7th March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Figures published yesterday 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…

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Call SpaDental Glastonbury to book a new patient appointment.

5th March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

We are delighted to announce that dental surgeon is joining SpaDental Glastonbury this week. This means that we’re accepting new patient registrations, so we encourage you to call the practice to make an appointment. Call SpaDental Glastonbury on 01458 832 193 Lucy has a particular interest in helping nervous patients to access the treatment they…

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Help children’s teeth last a lifetime – 10 FAQs.

21st February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Whether your child is a few hours old or a teenager, you’ll worry about whether you’re doing the right things for them. One of the easier things we can all do to set our kids up for their future is to help them have healthy teeth. So here are some tips to help children’s teeth…

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

18th February 2019 | 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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1,000 life-changing dental implants ∼ Glastonbury.

17th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

‘It’s all about quality of life,’ James explains. First and foremost, dental surgeon wants his patients to feel comfortable. Offering the very best patient care is fundamental to the ethos of the practice James has created since 2002. When he is placing life-changing dental implants, consideration for his patients is everything. Patients these days often…

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What’s the best drink for teeth?

10th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

We hear it a lot. We know we should avoid fizzy fruit drinks, cola, and sports drinks that we consume in surprising quantities, even when the weather is cold. And, if you’re wondering, Prosecco counts as a fizzy drink too. So whatever the occasion, the weather, or the season, what is the best drink for…

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Patients benefit from private dental care Tewkesbury.

7th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Tewkesbury, formerly the High Street Dental Practice, continues to offer top quality private dentistry for all the family. We are currently able to register new private patients. Please get in touch for further information about the dental services we provide. SpaDental Tewkesbury private dental care for everyone Excellent patient care is our priority. “I…

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We all want whiter teeth – how do we get them?

28th January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Safely, is the best answer. And professional tray-whitening is the solution. Although the enamel on our teeth is very strong – it has to be so we can bite and chew – it’s vulnerable too. Therefore, it makes sense to ask for professional advice. After all, while it’s true that many off us do want…

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How to choose a good dentist – 5 important points.

25th January 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Are you looking for a new dentist? Have you recently relocated? Or would you like to have more complex treatments? Are you considering leaving your current practice? Or perhaps you simply haven’t been to a dentist for a while. Whatever your reason, here are five important considerations to help you choose a good dentist. Before…

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Protect your child’s teeth with a visit to the dentist.

23rd January 2019 | Georgina Wilczek

Public Health England campaigns to help us protect children’s teeth. Dental cavities are the number 1 reason why young children are admitted to hospital. Though dental care is important whatever our age, it’s particularly important for young children. Here’s four good reasons why. Before a child’s first tooth appears, wipe down the gums with a…

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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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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 during half-term? Updated February 2019 Our friendly staff are organising fun activities and waiting to see brilliant family smiles! Chard’s Children’s Day – 19th February, 2019 Plymouth’s Children’s Day…

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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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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

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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.

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High praise for the Plymouth team

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Nervous patients in Plymouth reassured

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