News about General Health

Keeping healthy for longer with NHS care

2nd August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

People dreamed of living longer, and now that’s a reality. But what we need to do to enjoy our increased life span is to live in good health. As we are living longer, we need to be keeping healthy for longer – not just with NHS care, but with the care we invest in our…

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Tackling single use plastics in dental care

28th June 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

The need for research and dialogue There’s a reason the medical and dental industry uses plastic. A wide range of synthetic polymers have revolutionised standards of hygiene and safety. They have facilitated the delivery of all kinds of treatments, from covering a scratch to performing an organ transplant. Of course, there are other natural materials…

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Is running good for our teeth? We’re for it!

8th June 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Is there evidence that running is good for our teeth? Well, there’s lots of smiling in the parkrun community on a Saturday morning as they set off at 9:00. Five kilometres later, once they catch their breath, there are even more smiles.  Parkrun is, quite literally, a breath-taking phenomenon. From a few people running in…

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Promoting Gum Health Day for beautiful smiles.

12th May 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

May 12th is Gum Health Day, and is promoted by the EFP (the European Federation of Periodontology). This year the slogan is “Healthy gums, beautiful smile!” The aim of promoting gum health is good for general health as well as helping us to keep a beautiful, natural smile. Answers to your frequently asked questions about…

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5 best dental habits to develop during 2019

1st January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Wishing you all the best for 2019! Resolutions are only made to be broken. Every new year article will tell us pretty much that. It’s sustainability that really makes a difference. So the best thing to do, is to decide which life-style changes we can make, work on and improve, then keep up throughout the…

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Why are my gums bleeding? What do I do?

29th November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you notice your gums bleeding? Are you spitting out some blood when you brush? Or do your gums bleed when you bite into something? You’re not alone. 8 out of 10 people over 35 have gum problems. Bleeding gums are definitely not healthy, however. So, even if you’re anxious about going to the dentist,…

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Take action against mouth cancer this month.

26th November 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

For your own health, and the health of people close to you, SpaDental asks you to take action against mouth cancer. Some facts from the Oral Health Foundation: over 8,000 new mouth cancer diagnoses in the UK last year 49% increase in mouth cancer cases over ten years last year nearly 2,800 people died from…

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Check for changes. Be ‘mouth aware’ throughout the year.

19th November 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Mouth Cancer Awareness is not restricted to November. At SpaDental we are mouth aware every month of the year. Our dental professionals encourage patients to make regular dental appointments. That’s because we believe preventive dental care is the best way to look after your teeth. Moreover, it means that an expert is looking in your…

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November 14th is World Diabetes Day

14th November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Here are two quotations to think about on World Diabetes Day: “More people than ever have diabetes and an increasing amount of individuals are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. If nothing changes, it is estimated that more than five million people in the UK will have diabetes by 2025.* This World Diabetes Day,…

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Raising mouth cancer risk awareness

13th November 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Are you at risk? During Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, we are looking at mouth cancer risk factors: Tobacco is highest risk The leading cause of mouth cancer, tobacco transforms saliva into a ‘deadly cocktail’ that damages cells in the mouth and turn them cancerous. Smoking tobacco, whether cigarettes, cigars, or in a pipe, can be…

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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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Mouth Cancer can happen to anyone

5th November 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Increasing mouth cancer awareness throughout the month of November. Be mouth cancer aware – take action Make an appointment today Be mouth cancer aware. Statistics show that Mouth Cancer is increasing in the UK. Last year dentists recorded over 7,800 people diagnosed with mouth cancer in the UK alone. Mouth cancer is a devastating disease. Mouth cancer…

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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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Mouth Cancer Action: make a dental appointment today.

26th October 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Cancer is one of the toughest challenges we will ever face, whether we are facing it ourselves, or supporting a loved one. We need to be proactive to prevent – take mouth cancer action. Diagnoses have increased by more than 40% in the last ten years. Mouth cancer needs more recognition.  It’s important to know the signs….

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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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Every Mind Matters on World Mental Health day.

10th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Today the NHS  launches a focus campaign Every Mind Matters, because “there is only One You!” The new initiative is launched today, 10th October, on World Mental Health Day. The aim is to help people maintain good mental health. We’re often told we need to look after our physical health – eat better, exercise and…

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Never too late to stop smoking.

8th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated August 2019 Public Health England (PHE) encourages people to give up cigarettes. Perhaps you only started smoking recently. Or perhaps you’ve been smoking for years. Whenever you started, right now is a good time to try to stop smoking. PHE champions Stoptober, to encourage smokers to give up for 28 days. People who don’t…

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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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Protect tooth enamel – 10 tips.

26th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Protect tooth enamel from the grind of everyday life. The gradual wearing away of our teeth throughout our lives is a reality. Follow ten simple tips to have better teeth forever! If we think of our teeth as cliffs, standing up to the relentless beat of waves, we can understand that the harder they are,…

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Sober October? Good decision!

24th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve got a week to decide whether to do it or not. Soon it’ll be Sober October and cutting out alcohol could be the best decision you’ve ever made. GOSOBER!  Sober October is good for others. The Go Sober in October campaign is run by Macmillan Cancer Support. Sign up to take part. It helps…

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Can oral infections cause sepsis?

17th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Yes, oral infections cause sepsis in some patients if left untreated. Any infection in our body can cause sepsis. That’s why we need to know the signs and take action. Do you watch Coronation Street? If you do, you’ll know from the story of Jack, and the scrape he got playing football, that it can…

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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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Reducing the risk of mouth cancer.

30th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated August 2019 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….

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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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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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