News about Teens

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reducing the risk of mouth cancer.

30th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

When you attend a dental appointment, your dentist will routinely check the soft tissue of your lips, mouth, tongue and gums to see if there are any lesions or lumps. If there is something that needs further investigation, then your dentist will refer you. It’s worth being aware though of risk factors. There are ways…

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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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It’s time to think about registering for your children’s oral health checks.

6th July 2018 | Heather Cresswell

A worrying time for children’s oral health. At SpaDental Plymouth, we too are concerned about the education and health of pre-school children. In support of the NHS initiative for dentists to see an additional 70,000 pre-school children this year, we are reaching out to spread the news that we are accepting new NHS patient registrations…

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How to avoid getting a chipped tooth.

26th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Screen time really can damage your teeth. This morning on breakfast radio, Rob and Matilda (Capital Birmingham) were chatting about unlikely accidents. What are the chances of getting a chipped tooth by dropping your mobile phone on it? Of all the health dangers linked to phones, this one is definitely real! Imagine the scenario: you’re…

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Looking after kids’ teeth in Whitchurch.

6th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We really want to look after your kids’ teeth in Whitchurch. We believe it matters, and can make a life-long difference. We’re out and about! We’re trying to help young children to know how important it is to learn to look after their teeth. Sometimes, as parents, we need a little bit of extra help…

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Calling all children! We want to see you!

23rd May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

1. Fact: At least 95% of tooth decay is avoidable. 2. Fact: Tooth decay is the major reason for child hospital admissions. 3. Fact: Children can see a dentist at no expense to their parents or guardians. These are three statements worth thinking about! SpaDental Plymouth and SpaDental Whitchurch are supporting a national drive to…

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Tuesday 29th May is Children’s Day at SpaDental Whitchurch.

22nd May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Whitchurch is currently registering babies, children and teens as NHS patients. If your children are not registered with a dentist, then now’s a great time to give us a call and make an appointment. With half-term coming up, it’s an especially good time to catch up with at least this one thing you’ve been…

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National Children’s Day UK champions a healthy childhood.

13th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Sunday 13th May, 2018, is National Children’s Day UK #NCDUK2018. “National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood in order to ensure that they can grow into healthy adults.” SpaDental couldn’t agree more! Dental health matters! We all want kids to have a healthy childhood. And we think it’s never too young…

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Let’s encourage our kids to bike to school every day – safely!

9th May 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Today is national bike to school day. There was a time when most children either walked to school, or cycled. Nowadays many young people are not getting the exercise they need to develop healthy, strong bodies. Teenagers who bike to school benefit from the routine of regular exercise built into their day. Why is it…

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Knocked out tooth? What do I do?

4th April 2018 | 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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We’re registering! Children’s NHS treatment, Plymouth

28th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you wondering how to get the best dental care for your kids? Or are you and your family relocating to Plymouth? Learn more about our children’s NHS treatment, Plymouth practice, SpaDental. Meet Amelia and Reggie Boy, who came to visit us last Friday! Amelia is used to coming into the surgery, as she’s been…

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How much chocolate is too much?

23rd March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This weekend, may of us will be out shopping for Easter. With that in mind, I asked myself about how much chocolate I should have in the house. There’s something so appealing about these fabulous chocolate creations, wrapped and boxed to temp and entice us! The magic of a shell that opens and colourful, tasty…

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Food for thought – International School Meals Day

15th March 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

“How was school today?” For many children lunch break is the best bit of the school day! It’s a time to be with friends, eat and chat. And if you ask the question, “How was school today?” you’ll probably be told what was for lunch! Most children will put food first, especially whether it was…

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Book a dental examination now, before exams begin!

7th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated February 2019 If you have a teenager at home who’s taking GCSE, A level or university exams in the May/June session of 2019, they’ll be getting ready for mock exams now. They’ll be busy, but don’t leave it too late to get their teeth checked. You won’t want anything to stop them from doing…

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