News about Teens

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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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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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

If you have a teenager at home who’s taking GCSE, A level or university exams in the May/June session of 2018, you won’t want anything to stop them from doing their best! One way to help is to book a dental examination now, to avoid an emergency later. We’re over half way through the school…

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Resolutions? Goals? Be sure to plan the steps to give up smoking

30th December 2017 | Vanessa Giraud

The annual Smokefree Health Harms Campaign was launched on December 29th 2017, to encourage smokers to give up for the new year. Making a resolution may not be enough. It’s the steps in the right direction that make the difference to your success Everyone who wants to stop smoking is different. So plan what will…

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Thinking of giving up?

19th October 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Ten reasons to quit smoking: Live longer – SMOKING KILLS! So quit smoking now. Family matters – it’s not just about the smoker. Second-hand smoke affects others too. Better sex –  male or female, smoking can damage your sex life. Look younger- smoking discolours skin and hair and increases wrinkles. Smokers look older than they are. Smell better…

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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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