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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

If you don’t have a dog then perhaps you won’t know that January each year is “walk your dog month”. The aim is to raise pet owners’ awareness of a dog’s need for regular exercise. But there are health benefits of walking your dog for people too! The benefits of walking your dog include: #1…

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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

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness week. It was introduced to remind 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…

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1/11 people are diabetic – World Diabetes Day 2019

14th November 2019 | 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

13th November 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Today, 13th November 2019, is Blue Wednesday. A special day in Mouth Cancer Action month to help raise awareness. 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. Are you at risk? Are you concerned about yourself?…

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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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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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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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Testimonials

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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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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SpaDental practices are open for remote emergency consultation only

Under instruction from NHS England:

  • All routine, non-urgent dental care is suspended.
  • We offer remote urgent care during work hours. Contact us by phone, email or the link below. A clinician is on hand to advise and recommend temporary solutions.
  • Patients with severe symptoms will be referred to a local urgent dental care facility.

Access our remote urgent care:

Patients with booked appointments: please make sure your contact information is current as we will reschedule.

NHS England implements the above restrictions to protect patients and clinicians. Please stay at home.

This note was updated on 26th March 2020