News about Dentistry

NHS children’s dentist offers educational programme

24th June 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

The SpaDental outreach initiative has achieved a lot in the last year. Nursery and primary schools across Plymouth have invited our children’s dental health coordinators to visit. Since the programme started, they have met with about 1,500 children. Now SpaDental expands the programme to Chard. NHS children’s dentist in Plymouth visits schools Answers to your…

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Turtle teeth? Tooth brushing facts for World Turtle Day.

23rd May 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Each year, May 23rd is dedicated to raising awareness of turtles around the world. It’s a day that embraces tortoises too. And terrapins. So if you’re interested in learning more about these unusual, shy creatures, then read on to learn everything you need to know about turtle teeth. Here are some interesting turtle facts you…

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Smile more! We’re welcoming new patients.

17th May 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you new to the area? Are you wondering about a dental treatment that’s not available on the NHS? We’re here to help, and we’re welcoming new patients. Private dentistry can help you to achieve your optimum smile. Many people think that private dentistry is prohibitively expensive, but we offer a range of payment options…

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How can I spring-clean my teeth?

22nd April 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

There’s nothing like a great smile to lift our spirits. Now is a great time to freshen up our smile with spring-clean teeth! My teeth used to look much brighter? When we look in the mirror, it may seem that our smile has faded. Our teeth have lost their gleam, and have a tired, worn…

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Take care! 6 tips to preserve aging teeth.

10th April 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

How does aging affect our teeth? There’s no doubt that aging affects our bodies. And our teeth and mouth are no exception.  But, just as we can take care of our body through regular exercise and eating well, there’s plenty we can do to look after our teeth and mouth as we get older.  Here…

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A year on from the sugar tax, what about junk food ads?

1st April 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

If you have an opinion about junk food ads, or junk food in general, then follow this link to the Department of Health and Social Care so that you can have your say. The government aims to cut obesity levels The government aims to halve current child obesity levels by 2030. As that’s over ten…

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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

Recently published figures 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

Dental surgeon is fast becoming a favourite at SpaDental Glastonbury. 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 need. As well as approaching each patient…

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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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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 an NHS 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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Testimonials

Plymouth patient reviews and suggestions - thank you!

SpaDental Plymouth sincerely thanks everyone who responds to our request to review the practice. We love reading all your positive comments. That said, we also take on board the suggestions you make. Because we take Plymouth patient reviews seriously, we read them carefully to see if anyone is less than satisfied with their experience and we use that information to guide our practice. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient…

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Reviews Tewkesbury - thank you for your appreciation.

This last week we asked our patients who have visited the practice in the last few months to submit their comments online. We truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends. After all, a recommendation is the best sort of reference! Your additional comments have…

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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

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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