News about Filling

Answers to your root canal worries make it easier

12th September 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Sometimes just the phrase ‘root canal’ worries patients. A root canal filling is a dental procedure that does have a reputation for hurting. But actually it’s not the treatment that hurts – it’s usually the pain before the treatment that is the problem. Root canal therapy will actually solve your pain and even save your…

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Which filling? Amalgam or white composite?

3rd February 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

What’s the choice? What are fillings made of? Most people will need fillings at some point in their lives, and, thanks to improvements in technology, many patients are now choosing white composite fillings, rather than traditional silver fillings made from amalgam. Indeed, in private dentistry white fillings are the default choice and amalgam fillings are…

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My tooth aches. I’m in pain. What do I do?

31st January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Up until now it was easy to ignore that dull ache. But not anymore. Now your tooth aches so much you can’t think straight. In fact, now the whole of your head is screaming at you. Tooth pain is the worst. We can all ignore mild toothache. Even though we know it isn’t a good…

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My filling fell out! What do I do?

4th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Post updated 9th June 2019 It happens. There’s that moment when you’re chewing something and you start to wonder. What’s that? What’s in the food? And then you manage to spit out whatever it is (discreetly, because you can be sure it will happen at a meal when good manners matter). And, sure enough, you…

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National Smile Month 2018 creating healthier and happier smiles.

14th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

National Smile Month 2018 runs from 14 May to 14 June and is promoted by the Oral Health Foundation. The message of the month is: “Improving oral health by creating healthier and happier smiles.” We agree with that! A smile is the most universally recognised human facial expression. Did you know: It’s not possible to fake a…

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Heavy metal generation teeth? Why not turn your restorations a whiter shade of pale?

2nd May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Can you remember the spectrum from Black Sabbath through Deep Purple to Moody Blues? If so, chances are you’ll have some heavy metal too. Are you between 45 and 75? Then you probably still have most of your own teeth, but with work done on them.  Not happy with your old restoration work? These days,…

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What’s in an amalgam filling? Is it safe?

23rd April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re often asked what’s in an amalgam filling and whether it’s safe. The short answer is that yes, amalgam fillings, sometimes called silver fillings, are considered safe. At the conference Hannah Parsonage and Jo Roberts attended recently in Shrewsbury, the future use of amalgam fillings was one of the topics covered.  Here’s some information about…

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All part of a day’s work – dental nurse training

8th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Jo Roberts, a dental nurse training with SpaDental Whitchurch says, “I’m having a brilliant time!” We expect a dental practice to be a busy place, with a lot going on. Jo explains how much happens in the dental therapist’s surgery in just one afternoon: “When I was with Jess, our hygiene and dental therapist, I…

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Some strange historical facts and good advice for National Toothache Day 2018

9th February 2018 | Louise Burgess

Today, Friday 9th February, is National Toothache Day. “National Toothache Day is certainly not anything to smile about as toothache usually makes those who suffer from it very miserable. A toothache can make it difficult for someone to eat, drink, sleep and even talk.”  Michaela ONeill, President of the BSDHT. The purpose of this special…

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Book that appointment! It’s time to get dentally fit!

11th January 2018 | Heather Cresswell

With the new year in full swing it’s time to start thinking about booking that appointment you’ve been putting off! Whether it’s a hygiene appointment or a filling that you need, it’s important that you follow up with your dental treatment so that your oral health remains good. The first step is to get around…

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Kids devouring too much breakfast sugar warning

4th January 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

Children are packing in so much sugar at breakfast that half their daily allowance has already been eaten before school, Public Health England says. It warns that sugary cereals, juices and spreads are all damaging to health. Rotting teeth, ballooning waistlines and long-term health problems like type 2 diabetes are caused by unhealthy diets reports…

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Tom and Sophie were both professional and also caring at the same time

28th August 2016 | SpaDental Administrator

Attended SpaDental twice this week to have fillings done with Tom and Sophie and I have to say they were both professional and also caring at the same time, I’m not the most confident in dentists but these two have made me feel a lot more at ease! Thank you both!! GARY JONES

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Thomas Wardiell- Dental Therapist-SpaDental Plymouth

27th July 2016 | Heather Cresswell

Thomas Wardiell is our Dental Therapist here at SpaDental Plymouth Graduating from Dundee in 2010, he has been with us since April 2012. As a therapist, Thomas provides our patients with hygiene treatments, fillings for children and adults, extractions for children, and tooth whitening under the prescription of a dentist. Thomas has a very calming attitude…

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Great advice & recommendations were given/prescribed

14th March 2016 | SpaDental Administrator

Matthew did my first initial check up & explained in detail exactly what he found & showed me using an x-ray. Great advice & recommendations were given/prescribed. Unfortunately, I needed two fillings but I was made to feel comfortable even though I was deeply embarrassed!! I was promptly given the next available appointment to suit…

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Sugary Drinks And Fruit Juice Take Their Toll On Children

18th February 2015 | Helen Hewison

  Nearly 500 children a week are being admitted to hospital with rotten teeth, NHS figures show. It is now the main reason for youngsters needing hospital treatment and dentists say the culprits are fruit juice and fizzy drinks. Most children need between four and eight of their baby teeth extracted, although some are having…

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The Sun Really Can Improve Your Smile

20th August 2013 | Helen Hewison

  The Sun Really Can Improve Your Smile Research shows that moderate exposure to the sun can have a positive side effect on your smile. There are a lot of things that can impact your oral health without you knowing it, and there is growing research that finds sun exposure can be beneficial to keep…

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Preventative dental products and procedures for Children

13th March 2013 | Helen Hewison

Fun for kids at the dentist Visiting the dentist can be fun for children really. Dentists are not the most favourite people children would visit but at SpaDental Wem we go out of our way to make our surgery child-friendly. Dental health is important, even before your baby has teeth. We recommend infants visit the dentist before they celebrate their first…

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Root Canal Treatment From Start To Finish

5th March 2013 | Helen Hewison

The procedure for Root Canal Treatment is normally carried out over 1 to 3 visits.  At the first appointment: Rubber Dam is placed   Rubber dam is placed.  This is a small rubber sheet, supported on a frame which is placed over the tooth and used to isolate that tooth’s root canal from further infection…

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Let Us Renew Your Smile. Don’t Let Worn Down Teeth Be A Problem.

28th February 2013 | Helen Hewison

         Worn teeth problems are experienced when the teeth are subjected to regular, intense pressure and also when teeth are exposed to food and beverages that have a high acidic content. In time, the affected tooth (or teeth) can take on an unnaturally smaller appearance and can look abnormal compared to surrounding teeth. Teeth…

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Don’t Worry About Root Canal Treatment

12th February 2013 | Helen Hewison

  Root Canal Treatment, sometimes known as a root filling, is a type of treatment that is feared by most patients all over the world. According to research done by Endodontists, it is revealed that those fears stem from hearing other people’s stories about their experiences, and people actually believe the treatment to be just…

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Bad Teeth? Stop Eating Ready Meals And Eat Like A Caveman

4th December 2012 | Helen Hewison

Bad Teeth? Stop Eating Ready Meals And Eat Like A Caveman  Feeling guilty about that latest filling? It may not be all your fault! The food you’re eating may be just too mushy. We should be chewing on dried meat like our ancient ancestors.  This was the suggestion that emerged from a recent conference, Evolution Of…

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Jaw Joint Problems

27th November 2012 | Helen Hewison

  Jaw Joint Problems (TMJ) The letters TMJ are short for ‘temporo-mandibular joint’, which is the joint connecting your lower jaw to your skull. If your teeth do not fit together properly or if there is an imbalance between where your teeth bite together and where your jaw joints have their rest position, problems might…

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My Teeth Are So Grey and Chipped! What Can I Do?

8th November 2012 | Helen Hewison

  Veneers: Information, Pros & Cons Dental veneers are custom-made ultra-thin shells of tooth coloured material designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. The veneers are bonded adhesively to the front of the tooth to fix the look of teeth that are chipped, discoloured, misaligned, uneven, worn down or abnormally spaced….

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Wow, what fantastic service from SpaDental Wem

15th February 2012 | Helen Hewison

Wow, what fantastic service from Spa Dental Wem.  I suspected a problem with one of my teeth so I phoned the surgery to make an appointment.  As I work out of the area, I find it very difficult to make appointments however;  I had a small time frame the next day when I could visit…

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Testimonials

Fantastic Saltash patient reviews - thank you!

We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…

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Thank you for SpaDental Chard patient reviews

A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG  "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…

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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. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…

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Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces two 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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