News about General Health

Can hot weather hurt teeth? Summer survival tips.

19th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

The MET Office has issued an amber warning for the west of of England – the region where SpaDental practices. It’s a warning we take seriously and urge you, our patients, to keep yourselves safe too. It’s easy to underestimate the impact a heatwave can have on our health. High temperatures can be damaging, even…

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Can oral infections cause sepsis?

29th June 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Yes, oral infections cause sepsis in some patients if left untreated. Any infection in our body can cause sepsis. Know the signs of infection, and take action. Oral infections left untreated can lead to serious complications so please use the button above to ask a dental professional for advice. Do you watch Coronation Street? If…

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Tackling single use plastics in dental care

22nd April 2021 | 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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Dental health during Ramadan – some useful tips

6th April 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

Your teeth may not be top of the list of things you’ll think about during the holy month of Ramadan. But it’s a good idea to keep them in mind. You’ll want to keep up your dental routines, so that fasting doesn’t have an negative impact on your oral health. As opinions and personal preferences…

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A sunny smile with increased vitamin D

26th March 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

After this winter we’re all looking forward to spending more time outside, not just in the garden, but a bit further afield too. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and feeling thankful for the science that’s getting vaccines into our arms. Getting outside in brighter weather is such a mood lifter, bringing out our sunny smiles….

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3D delts or healthy teeth?

25th February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Are 3D delts and 6 pack abs on your fitness agenda? Then you’ll be pleased gyms are set, fingers crossed, to open up again on April 12th. This means you won’t be stuck at home doing those shoulder presses alone. You’ll be able to get back to the heavy duty equipment. And the albeit distant…

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1/11 people are diabetic – World Diabetes Day 2020

13th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Diabetes Day is to raise awareness of the challenges of living with diabetes, as well as helping people to reduce their chance of becoming diabetic. “In the UK, nearly five million people live with diabetes. This is twice as many as 20 years ago. For the 36,000 children and young people…

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Taking action to reduce mouth cancer risk

29th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month. Mouth Cancer Action helps raise awareness of this disease that killed over 2,700 people in the UK last year. Because life-style choices can increase our chances of developing mouth cancer, this month is a special reminder to assess our habits, and reduce our mouth cancer risk. And don’t forget…

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2020 late summer bank holiday pharmacy hours

28th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

The SpaDental team wishes everyone an enjoyable long weekend. The 2020 late summer bank holiday is on Monday August 31st. Selected pharmacies are open and you can find out which pharmacies are open and when here. We very much hope that you won’t need any of the information here, but we’re sharing it with you…

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Coronavirus: remote emergency care only, appointments deferred

23rd March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Post updated 26th March 2020 As of today, Monday 26th March, until further notice, please note: all booked appointments for routine treatment are deferred we offer a remote advice service – please get in touch using the link below, email or phone unless advised otherwise, please stay at home for urgent care (bleeding or swelling…

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Dental care, coronavirus, and your health – update

18th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Published on 18th March 2020 Updated 24th March 2020 From 23rd March 2020, SpaDental practices are open for emergency treatment only.  To protect the health of our patients and staff we are restricting access to the practices. We ask that only people with scheduled appointments come into the building. Updated information from the NHS to…

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Coronavirus update – appointment attendance and your health

11th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Follow link for 18th March 2020 news Updated Friday 13th March, 2020 “Routine inspection – Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, thankfully my routine inspection & clean went ahead as normal. Other than a sensible screening process to identify patients who may have recently travelled from higher-risk areas, it was business as usual, no fuss, no drama….

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When’s the best time to stop smoking?

6th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s a good question. When is the best time to stop smoking? There are so many ways to answer, and often they’re not too helpful for smokers. If you’re a smoker, it’s easy to feel your relationship with tobacco isn’t understood. That people don’t get why it’s hard to stop. And it is. Which is…

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Covid-19: preventing the spread is in our hands

3rd March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

With over 60 countries reporting cases of Covid-19, preventing the spread is a responsibility we all need to take on. Advice re novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) Access the latest information and advice from GOV.UK to protect against coronavirus Links to an informative live map tracking the statistics of cases and places Further information about the UK…

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Protect against viruses at this time of year

10th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Please read our updated information on coronavirus by clicking on this link. Because your general health matters to us, as well as your oral health, we’re taking this opportunity to share advice from Public Health England to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other viruses. There are simple preventive steps we can all take…

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Kindness and respect for all dental patients.

1st February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We know that it’s not only the skill and effectiveness of the dental treatment you receive that matters. We believe the personal care you receive when you visit the dentist is equally important. Kindness and respect for all dental patients makes a very important difference to your visit. Haven’t been to a dentist for ages?…

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Understanding how a vegan diet affects oral health.

10th January 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Since January 2014, “Veganuary” encourages people to learn more about embracing a vegan life-style. Advantages are that it reduces animal suffering, promotes a conscious appreciation of our planet and can have considerable health benefits. As dentists can tell a lot about what we eat from just looking at our teeth, we’re interested in how a…

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3 oral health benefits of walking your dog

5th January 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Just as dogs need regular exercise, so do we! There are even oral health benefits for people from walking the dog! The benefits of walking your dog include: #1 – Developing good habits and routines Dogs enjoy routines. They know when you’re late feeding them and when they haven’t been taken out for the walk…

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5 best dental habits to develop during 2020

30th December 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes you a happy and healthy 2020! Every new year article these days warn us that resolutions are only made to be broken. So the best thing to do, is to decide which life-style changes we want to make, work on them and keep them up throughout the year. So here are our top…

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Good hygiene can delay antibiotic resistance

20th November 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Antibiotic awareness reminds both healthcare professionals and patients why the use of antibiotics needs careful monitoring. Healthcare professionals are increasingly concerned about antibiotic resistance.  The more bacteria become resistant to antibiotics the harder it is to treat infections and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. “Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of…

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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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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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Testimonials

Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

We're delighted to share with you this thoughtful and informative testimonial from a patient, Mr Paul Robinson, who has recently completed several appointments with dentist at SpaDental Whitchurch. As you can read below, he's pleased he joined the practice. Top Class Dentistry "Spadental Whitchurch is located in Corser House, a 16th century grade II listed building which retains much of its original charm. It’s just off the main one-way street, that runs through the centre…

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SpaDental Chard - thank you for your kind support

It hasn't been an easy year, but our patients have been so understanding. Thank you all so very much for your kind support and the lovely feedback we've received. Your kind support is very motivating It means a lot to the SpaDental Chard team to read your feedback. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us work on continual improvement of our services. Our sincere thanks to all of you have taken the…

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SpaDental Whitchurch - your understanding is appreciated!

We've been catching up with our patients to find out how their treatment has been over the last months. This has been such a hard year for many of us, personally and professionally, and access to dental care has been affected in many ways by the pandemic. We'd really like to take this opportunity, therefore, to thank you for your understanding. We know that you have had to cope with cancellations and changes to our…

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SpaDental Tewkesbury reviews - thank you!

With the ups and downs of the last year, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for your support and understanding. Your thoughtfulness is reflected in the considerate comments we've received in response to our request for feedback. We truly appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews of SpaDental Tewkesbury. A selection of your reviews: "The service during the last few months has…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist is accepting new private patients. A new patient testimonial After the closure of my local dentist in Whitchurch I telephoned Spa Dental who made me an appointment. Unfortunately I had an abscess on my tooth before my appointment date, for which I was given an emergency appointment.   I am a very nervous patient and it took a long time to build confidence with my old dentist , therefore my nerves were bad and I…

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Plymouth dentists "excellent care" and "professional service"

Kind words from our patients mean a lot to us. Thank you! We're very happy to read reviews that commend the  Plymouth team and the dentists "excellent care" and "professional service". Recent patient reviews commend our excellent care: "In safe and caring hands - Without exception the treatment I have received has been outstanding. From the reception staff through each of the individuals involved, their focus is on you and you're fully involved in any…

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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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September, 2021

Yes, we're open!

Some practices may need to prioritise appointments for urgent and essential treatment.

Thank you for showing your understanding to our staff.

We kindly remind patients to contact us at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule an appointment if it's not possible to attend.

Please note:

  • Entry to the practices is by booked appointment only.
  • Dental practices must still follow strict infection prevention controls. 
  • Please help us to keep staff and patients safe.