News about Nhs Dentistry

Children’s half-term dental appointments in Whitchurch

27th October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Our spaces are filling up quickly, so please get in touch soon to make a child’s half-term dental appointment with SpaDental Whitchurch. Half-term dental appointments for children? Yes! We understand you have more fun ways to spend your half-term holiday. But trust us – if the children haven’t been been to the dentist in the…

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Break the silence on teething gel ingredients

4th October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

This is certainly news worth sharing if you know someone who has a teething baby. At some time or other, many parents use pain relief products bought from a local chemist. Most of us don’t look at the list of teething gel ingredients – I know I never did. I trusted well known brands to…

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Dental care for young adults – the NHS and other tips

27th August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s the time of year when you may be getting ready to leave home. Exam results are out. The school holidays are nearing an end. You’ve been offered a place, or signed a job contract. Soon you’ll have packed your bags. With so much to think about we can understand why, as a young adult,…

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Bite-sized fun facts about tigers’ teeth

29th July 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

International Tiger Day aims to raise awareness of the decline in tiger numbers around the world. As tigers are an endangered species, this special day celebrates the important work done to conserve tigers and their habitats. An additional but important factor in helping tigers to survive is, of course, their magnificent tiger teeth! WWF work…

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NHS dental charges for 2019-2020 increase by 5%

12th March 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental Treatment Band 2019-20 Charge 2018-19 Charge Increase % Band One £22.70 £21.60 £1.10 5.09% Band Two £62.10 £59.10 £3.00 5.08% Band Three £269.30 £256.50 £12.80 4.99%   If you would like further details about treatment under the NHS (National Health Service) please ask your dental team a question or contact the receptionist at your…

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Three steps to decrease dental decay.

7th March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Recently published figures provide statistical evidence that the number of children needing extractions because of dental decay decreases each year.  Which sounds like great news. But in actual fact, taken as a percentage of the population from 0-19 years old, apparently the last set of statistical records showed no change from the year before. Which…

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Children’s oral health education, Plymouth.

15th January 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Last week SpaDental Plymouth teamed up with Pomphlett Primary School, working their health education magic together again. Dental care tips for babies and children. On this visit, and were talking to Year 1 and 2. They spoke with nearly 100 children aged between four and five about the hidden danger of sugar in their diets….

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Smiles for life – make a Children’s Day appointment.

18th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Chard, Plymouth and Whitchurch can help your children to have the best teeth they can possibly have. So why not book a Children’s Day appointment during half-term? Updated February 2019 Our friendly staff are organising fun activities and waiting to see brilliant family smiles! Chard’s Children’s Day – 19th February, 2019 Plymouth’s Children’s Day…

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Here to support service veterans – SpaDental Plymouth

14th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

“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…

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Out and about teaching children how to brush better.

23rd November 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Our talented duo and are out in the community again. They’re on a mission to teach children how to brush teeth better. And they’re not alone. Henry the Helpful Brushasorous goes with them too, and keeps everyone smiling. Helping children to brush better It’s so important for children to learn how to look after their…

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A day to remember and reflect.

11th November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

2018, and the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day falls on Remembrance Sunday. Today muted bells will chime in remembrance, and then ring out in peace. Armistice day marks peace. Peace achieved after so much loss. It is hard for us now, a whole century later, to imagine the suffering men and women, on the…

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No-show NHS patients in Plymouth – “It’s a shame”

3rd November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

In the Plymouth practice, we’re painfully aware of gaps in our busy day. No-show NHS patients give us a break, but it’s not a welcome break. It means that someone who would really benefit from seeing a dentist misses an opportunity. And a skilled professional, one of our dentists, therapists or hygienists, is wasting time….

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SpaDental Chard supports Dental Check by 1

1st November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This week SpaDental Chard* Children’s Day was great fun for the staff, and we hope it was fun for the children too! We were also on Fore Street to meet with families out and about Chard enjoying Hallowe’en. It’s not too late to register! Contact SpaDental Chard If you weren’t able to make it to…

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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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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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NHS dental fines for ticking the wrong box continue.

14th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

NHS dental fines continue because the NHS charges patients who make a wrong claim for dental care costs. The automatic system that sends out penalty charge notices (PCN) began as a way of checking up on the large number of false claims that were being made with deliberate intent to avoid payment. However, the system…

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NHS penalty charge notices for dental treatment.

16th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

No-one wants to receive an NHS penalty charge notice in the post. They are triggered by an automated checking system introduced ten years ago to make sure people pay the correct fee for dental care. The NHS penalty charge is here to stay. The automated system was brought in to tackle the high number of…

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August 23rd is Children’s Day in Plymouth

1st August 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Why not come along to SpaDental for our next Children’s Day in Plymouth? We’re a family-friendly surgery every day, but on these special days the atmosphere is even more relaxed and welcoming for our younger patients. SpaDental Plymouth is currently registering babies, children and teens as NHS patients. On Thursday 23rd August, our dentists are ready…

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It’s time to think about registering for your children’s oral health checks.

6th July 2018 | Heather Cresswell

A worrying time for children’s oral health. At SpaDental Plymouth, we too are concerned about the education and health of pre-school children. In support of the NHS initiative for dentists to see an additional 70,000 pre-school children this year, we are reaching out to spread the news that we are accepting new NHS patient registrations…

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Can’t get to your Plymouth dental appointment? Cancel it!

25th June 2018 | Heather Cresswell

SpaDental Plymouth aims to provide quality dental care to all of our patients. To do so, it is essential to run on schedule and to use clinical time effectively. Therefore, if you need to cancel your Plymouth dental appointment, let us know. We ask for your help. We’ve been looking at our records, and we…

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Little people deserve great dental care – Whitchurch

15th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

At SpaDental Whitchurch we believe that little people deserve great dental care. Therefore, Hannah and Jo are reaching out to our local community to make sure it happens! It’s all about clean teeth! Last week (dental nurse and practice manager) and (dental nurse trainee) had a fabulous visit to Little Bears Day Care. They chatted…

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Looking after kids’ teeth in Whitchurch.

6th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We really want to look after your kids’ teeth in Whitchurch. We believe it matters, and can make a life-long difference. We’re out and about! We’re trying to help young children to know how important it is to learn to look after their teeth. Sometimes, as parents, we need a little bit of extra help…

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Healthy children become healthy adults.

1st June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Both SpaDental Plymouth and SpaDental Whitchurch have hosted Children’s Days this week. We aim to nurture dentally healthy children. Yet it’s a time when, once again, there’s been a lot about children’s health in the news. The focus? The number of children who are overweight and obese. As dentists, we’re concerned because unhealthy eating habits…

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Calling all children! We want to see you!

23rd May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

1. Fact: At least 95% of tooth decay is avoidable. 2. Fact: Tooth decay is the major reason for child hospital admissions. 3. Fact: Children can see a dentist at no expense to their parents or guardians. These are three statements worth thinking about! SpaDental Plymouth and SpaDental Whitchurch are supporting a national drive to…

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Tuesday 29th May is Children’s Day at SpaDental Whitchurch.

22nd May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Whitchurch is currently registering babies, children and teens as NHS patients. If your children are not registered with a dentist, then now’s a great time to give us a call and make an appointment. With half-term coming up, it’s an especially good time to catch up with at least this one thing you’ve been…

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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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