News about Children

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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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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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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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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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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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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Schools fitness week is back.

9th September 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

When Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) asked us to spread the word, how could we say no? We want kids who are fit in body, mind and mouth! So here’s the news: Schools Fitness Week is back! Schools fitness week encourages kids to have fun exercising! Joe Wicks is streaming a live workout on his…

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Back to school tooth care answers for children of all ages.

3rd September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Parents often ask us questions about how to look after children’s teeth. So here are some back to school tooth care answers for children and teens. If you have children, then it’s likely they’ll be starting school, or returning this week. With so many other things to think about on a school day, it’s important…

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The back to school packed lunch challenge

28th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

After the sunniest of summer holidays, it’s nearly September, and the school packed lunch challenge begins again! Day after day, throughout the school term, it’s hard to keep getting meals ready. It isn’t easy making something the children like, that fills them up, and is healthy too! Why do some families opt for school packed…

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Are you ready? Tooth tips for bank holiday preparation.

24th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This weekend the roads will be busy with people heading off for a long weekend to enjoy the final days of August. A bit of bank holiday preparation will help your break to run smoothly. What do I need to take on a long car journey? Although the new tax has reduced the sugar content…

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Back to school? Get a gum shield.

22nd August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Teeth and gums need protection from impact. Girl or boy, whatever the sport, a custom-made mouth guard is your best choice. The week before school begins can be really busy. There’s always a lot to buy: uniform, bags, notebooks, pens and maths sets. Yet there’s one item that may not even be on your shopping…

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Increasing number of children have type 2 diabetes.

20th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

What is type 2 diabetes? In the past, type 2 diabetes was a condition that adults got. A problem that developed with age; a problem often associated with weight gain and even called “adult-onset diabetes”. But times are changing. Type 2 Diabetes: develops gradually so it can be hard to spot is chronic, so once…

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Government action plan targeting childhood obesity.

14th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Earlier this year, we saw the introduction of the “sugar tax”, tackling sugary drinks with the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL). This was followed in June by the government release of “Childhood obesity: a plan for action Chapter 2“. In a thirty page document, the government outlines the second stage of a strategic plan targeting childhood…

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Elephant teeth facts for World Elephant Day.

12th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Elephant Day is to get people talking. The organisers’ aim is “Bringing the world together to help elephants”. We  can help our children to remember World Elephant Day too. During toothbrushing time, here are some amazing elephant teeth facts to share. Set the timer for two minutes of toothbrushing then, while…

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August 23rd is Children’s Day in Plymouth

1st August 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Why not come along to SpaDental for our next Children’s Day in Plymouth? We’re a family-friendly surgery every day, but on these special days the atmosphere is even more relaxed and welcoming for our younger patients. SpaDental Plymouth is currently registering babies, children and teens as NHS patients. On Thursday 23rd August, our dentists are ready…

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Plymouth dentists encouraging children to visit.

25th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Every school half-term and holiday, we organise special days dedicated to promoting dental health for children. Contact us to find out more. Spa Dental Plymouth dentists encouraging children to have regular dental checks and schedule special Children’s Days. Plymouth dentists encouraging children to have great teeth for life! Bring in your children so that we…

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Dental care tips for babies and children.

16th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Caring for our children’s teeth when they’re young makes an enormous difference to their dental health as adults. It will even impact on their long-term general health too. To help you follow a great oral hygiene routine at home, here are a few dental care tips for babies and children. , our SpaDental Whitchurch oral…

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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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