News about Children

Smiling, happy children visit SpaDental Whitchurch

13th November 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Regular check-ups help children: feel confident about visiting the dentist, take responsibility for their oral health smile more! To read more about children’s appointments and register your interest click here! SpaDental Whitchurch has called out for children to attend NHS appointments. To meet demand, the practice is open on Saturdays so more children can attend…

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SpaDental supports Dental Check by 1

17th October 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Children’s Days are great fun for the staff, and we hope it’s fun for children too! Read on for information about our ongoing support of Children’s Oral health, and the campaign ‘Dental Check by One’. We’re encouraging new child patients, as well as children who have been in to see us before, to attend…

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To all our Dads – Happy Father’s Day 2023

18th June 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

We wish all our Dads out there a very Happy Fathers Day 2023! Everything you Dads do! Thank you. Today’s the day when we remember to tell you Dads what a great job you do helping out around the home and helping to raise a happy, healthy family. One of the important daily tasks that…

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Bite-sized fun facts! Do giraffe’s have long teeth?

15th June 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Yes, it’s World Giraffe Day! While those of us in the northern hemisphere celebrate the longest day, it’s the longest night south of the equator. One fact is clear, though, we can easily see giraffes have a very long neck. But do they have long teeth? Fun facts about giraffe’s teeth Here are some fun…

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Your family dentist in Herefordshire

29th March 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye provide family dental care you can trust. A special offer for new patients Adults! Book a New Patient Appointment and your child under 12 is included too! That’s a saving of £29.70! This introductory family-friendly offer is because we believe preventive dental care for children is so important. For adults, a…

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What’s the best drink for teeth?

4th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

There are a lot of reasons why we need to avoid fruit drinks, cola, and sports drinks. Even when the weather’s not so hot, we consume surprising quantities of beverages that contain a lot of sugar and destructive acid. So what is the best drink for our teeth? What’s Fizz Free? #gofizzfree points out that…

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Screen time damages children’s teeth

26th October 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

In 2019 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. Since then, we’ve had a whole pandemic. During the last two years, children have spent even…

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Affordable dental examinations for under 18s

12th September 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

As our offer of examinations for children under 12 has been so popular, we have an offer for older children too. Read on! Dental care funded by the NHS can be hard to access at the moment. As we know children benefit from regular dental examinations our private-only dental practices are allocating special times for…

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Back to school tooth care answers for children

31st August 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

To help your child’s return to school, it’s very helpful to follow established routines. As dentists, we urge you to begin and end the day with a tooth brushing session. See below our answers to frequently asked tooth care questions. Twice a day, everyday, we want children to keep their healthy teeth for life. So…

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3 oral health benefits of walking your dog

7th May 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Just as dogs need regular exercise, so do we! There are even oral health benefits for people from walking the dog! The benefits of walking your dog include: #1 – Developing good habits and routines Dogs enjoy routines. They know when you’re late feeding them and when they haven’t been taken out for the walk…

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Bite-sized facts about dolphins’ teeth

14th April 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Famous for their smile, there’s a lot to admire in a dolphin’s mouth. Here are some fun facts about dolphins’ teeth. Today, April 14th, is World Dolphin Day. Whether it’s the Irrawaddy Dolphin that lives in the fresh water of rivers in Asia, or the familiar Common Bottlenose Dolphin, one thing they seem to have…

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Knocked out tooth? What do I do?

26th December 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Accidents happen, we all know that. And they can happen so fast. Unfortunately, a knocked out tooth is a common consequence. Amongst all the first aid tips and tricks parents need to have up their sleeve, it’s good to know how to save teeth. Don’t wait until there’s an emergency, read on now, so you’ll…

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Children’s oral health appointments

15th September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We want to help you protect your children’s oral health with regular appointments. Children’s oral health appointments If you have a child or children registered with SpaDental, please book them a routine appointment if it’s overdue. We strongly recommend you make an appointment for your baby, toddler, or child to visit the dentist if they…

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We’d love to see your children soon!

13th September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Now children are back in school, our return to our old routines is making life feel a bit more normal again. At the dentist too, we’re striving to get back to our regular services. We understand that for children in particular, the routines of dental care are important. Although dental practices still have to observe…

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Bite-sized elephant teeth facts for World Elephant Day.

11th August 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Elephant Day is to get people talking about the value of elephants to local communities and the world. And we mean their value when they’re alive, not when they’ve been killed for their tusks. As World Elephant Day is about bringing people together to help elephants, we bring you some surprising…

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UEFA 2020: Do footballers have good teeth?

8th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

8th July – update What a game that was last night! It was great to see Harry Kane (read more about him below) net that rebound. Just one more to go now! 4th July – update With a resounding win against Ukraine, 0 – 4, England is through to the semi-finals! Now our excitement’s mounting…

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Bite-sized fun facts about giant pandas’ teeth

16th March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Today is all about pandas – the giant pandas’ teeth in particular. Well known because they’re endangered, I believe it’s true to say that although we all have a good idea of what a giant panda looks like, not many of us have ever seen a live one. I know I haven’t. Currently the only…

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

18th February 2021 | 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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Bite-sized fun facts about penguins’ mouths

20th January 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

January 20th is usually a suitably chilly day in the northern hemisphere for us to think about those natives of the southern hemisphere – penguins. Although not all penguins live in the Antarctic, and some live in much warmer waters, some species are endangered. On penguin awareness day, the focus is on protecting their food…

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Home learning for children – dental info and more

7th January 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

If you’re facilitating home learning for children, I hope some of these tips will be helpful to you. With thirty years experience as a teacher and educational leader, both in the UK and overseas, I understand well the challenges and rewards of working with young people. So have fun with your children, help them to…

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Our top dental blogs from 2020

28th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This year the messages we’ve needed to communicate have been a bit different to usual. Reviewing our top dental blogs helps us to know what matters to you. Not surprisingly, top of the list for the extraordinary year of 2020, is information to help people with dental emergencies. So here’s a quick summary of this…

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Share a poem or two during tooth-brushing time today

1st October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Today we’re celebrating National Poetry Day. Many of us think of poetry as something we had to suffer through at school, then never read again. But have you noticed how many advertisements these days are using poetry? That’s because it’s memorable and makes a point in as few words as possible. Humorous poems and serious…

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How breastfeeding helps babies’ teeth

1st August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is World Breastfeeding Week. The slogan is: “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” The Start4Life campaign highlights the “wide-ranging benefits of breastfeeding, from strengthening immunity and providing nutritional value to emotional bonding and building mental resilience.” It’s also a great time to learn a little more about how breastfeeding helps babies’ teeth develop….

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Dental care and sensory processing – a patient’s story

14th April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Fortunately, most children feel comfortable about going to the dentist. With modern dentistry focusing on preventive care and a good range of effective fluoride products available, most children don’t suffer dental pain and have healthy teeth. Some children, however, find it hard to accept dental care. Sensory processing difficulties make the experience overwhelming. “Hygienist Appointment…

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Children’s sensory processing challenges at the dentist

19th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Lots of people tell us they don’t like going to the dentist. But for some people it’s more difficult than for others. In this article we’re looking at how to tackle sensory processing challenges at the dentist.  Do you have a child who has heightened sensory perception? Are you wondering how to prepare for a…

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