News about Health And Diet

Mental wellbeing matters

16th May 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

When life is good and we’re care free, it’s easy for us to face the world and smile. But sometimes it can be hard to understand and make sense of the world we live in. We might experience a time when nothing seems to go our way either at work or home.  That’s when we…

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Promoting Gum Health Day for beautiful smiles.

4th May 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Gum Health Day, and is promoted by the EFP (the European Federation of Periodontology). This year the slogan is “Gums rock! Keep them safe!”  The aim of promoting treatment for gum health is to improve general health as well as helping us to keep a beautiful, natural smile. Gum disease is linked with some major…

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5 best dental habits to develop during 2024

30th December 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes you a happy and healthy 2024! Resolutions can be hard to stick to. Gyms are busy on the second, third and fourth of January, but by February numbers have fallen off again. These days, keeping dentally fit is a life-style change we need to make, and we can do it easily, by keeping…

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More tips for cutting down sugar

26th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

As we near the end of sugar-free February, how did you get on with swapping it out or leaving it out completely? Here are a few more tips for helping to cut down sugar-consumption for you and your family. Cancer Research is one of the organisations encouraging us to live a healthier life and use…

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Freshen up your breath!

14th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

For a kiss that’s memorable for the right reasons! Valentine’s Day date? It’s time to freshen up your kiss! No-one wants lion’s breath*! My breath smells bad. What can I do? Fresh breath clinches deals. What is tongue scraping all about? Very often more attention to our teeth can make breath smell better. It just…

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Plan to go smoke free for ‘No Smoking Day’ – Wednesday 8th March

10th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you still smoke? Or do you know someone who still smokes? Wednesday 8th March, 2023, is a national day to encourage smokers and other users of nicotine to quite the habit and live smoke free, at least for a day. So much to gain from living smoke free The British Heart Foundation is here…

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What’s the best drink for teeth?

4th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

There are a lot of reasons why we need to avoid fruit drinks, cola, and sports drinks. Even when the weather’s not so hot, we consume surprising quantities of beverages that contain a lot of sugar and destructive acid. So what is the best drink for our teeth? What’s Fizz Free? #gofizzfree points out that…

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Understanding how a vegan diet affects oral health.

9th January 2023 | 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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1/10 people are diabetic – World Diabetes Day 2022

4th November 2022 | 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. 1 in 10 adults were living with diabetes in 2021 More than 1.2 million children and adolescents (0-19 years) live with type 1 diabetes Diabetes caused 6.7 million…

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Why, when and how to use a defibrillator

20th October 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

All SpaDental staff are trained in resucitation Although we hope that we don’t have to use our training in an emergency or the defibrillator we have in practice, both are essential. Here at SpaDental we’re committed to offering the best patient care. We want to be sure that you’re always in safe hands. A defibrillator…

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Is running good for our teeth? So’s walking!

1st October 2022 | 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.  A quick update – as well as park run, now there’s park walk…

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Can hot weather hurt teeth? Summer survival tips.

19th July 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Feeling the heat? Your dental health may not be your first concern. However, an extended spell of warm weather may have a negative impact on our teeth. Extreme weather is a warning we take seriously and we urge everyone to keep safe too. It’s easy to underestimate the impact a heatwave can have on our…

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3 oral health benefits of walking your dog

7th May 2022 | 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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Too many sweet treats?

13th April 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Sweet choices The sweet treats of Easter! Lots of sugar-laden ‘goodies’ ranging from beautifully wrapped eggs to seasonal shaped chocolates. Often lots of chocolates, many with sticky fillings. In the UK we love our festive chocolate! But we’re not alone. Many celebrations all around the world also include sweet delicacies of one kind or another….

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Taking action to reduce mouth cancer risk

3rd February 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Mouth Cancer Action helps raise awareness of this disease that kills over 2,500 people in the UK each year. Because life-style choices can increase our chances of developing mouth cancer, awareness days are a special reminder to assess our habits, and reduce our mouth cancer risk. And don’t forget to check for changes in your…

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Boost day – get vaccinated to keep healthy

30th November 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Get a booster this month The NHS reminds us of the importance of getting our vaccination booster shots to help protect us from viral infections this winter. Over winter, respiratory illnesses are more communicable. A vaccination helps prevent the spread. How SpaDental is helping to keep patients safe this winter. The NHS is campaigning to…

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When’s the best time to stop smoking?

1st November 2021 | 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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Sober October? Good decision!

24th September 2021 | 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! Well-being tips and information Sober October is good for ourselves. “Oh no! October is a long month. Why can’t it be February?” Think day by…

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3D delts or healthy teeth?

22nd September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Are 3D delts and 6 pack abs on your fitness agenda? With gyms open,  Park Runs running and sports events happening, there’s a lot we can do to keep ourselves fit, in mind, body and, of course, mouth. One of the joys of sport is the community that surrounds it. With gyms, it means you…

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UEFA 2020: Do footballers have good teeth?

8th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

8th July – update What a game that was last night! It was great to see Harry Kane (read more about him below) net that rebound. Just one more to go now! 4th July – update With a resounding win against Ukraine, 0 – 4, England is through to the semi-finals! Now our excitement’s mounting…

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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. The information below explains when you need to take emergency action. Do you watch Coronation Street? If you do,…

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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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Is an electric or manual toothbrush better for my teeth?

12th January 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

If you’re wondering whether an electric toothbrush would help you keep your teeth and gums in good condition, or whether to stick to a manual toothbrush, read on. Electric toothbrushes are more popular than ever, but they are more expensive. Do they really clean our teeth better than manual toothbrushes? Here, we take a look…

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Did lockdown damage my teeth? 3 possible problems

23rd September 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As we wonder whether we’ll end up in another lockdown (let’s try to make sure that doesn’t happen) we’re able to reflect on the last one. Please take the time now we’re open again to follow up on your oral health. Make an appointment, check for concerns and fix any lockdown damage. Dentists fear a…

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SpaDental Glastonbury patient appreciation

A Pleasant Experience @ Spa Dental Glastonbury "Friendly staff. This was my first visit to this dental practice and found the staff very friendly and reassuring. I had an initial assessment by the therapist who did an assessment prior to my next appointment. He was very good and explained carefully the treatment I needed in a professional manner! Overall I was impressed by the whole experience." "I went in today for a tooth extraction, my…

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Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

"Better than you could ever imagine - As always everyone involved with Spadental treats you with respect and dignity. Happy to have a friendly chat and always seem genuinely interested. I always leave the practice feeling happy- which might seem strange after just having dental treatment but that's the affect all the team always seem to have on me. Arranged a follow up appointment the very next day, as a cancellation had just come in.…

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SpaDental Chard - patients' compliments

"Lovely staff - I have been with you for 17 years and I am still coming to you. Every one is so helpful and always talks to you." LE Thank you for your reviews The staff at SpaDental Chard feel proud to read your reviews. Your lovely comments, and  your good opinion mean a lot to us. We appreciate the time and thought you put into writing about how your visit to the dentist went.…

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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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