News about Patient Care

Advice for nervous patients who need a dentist.

8th September 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Most people don’t like the dentist. The good news is that people who are dentists know that, and don’t take it personally. It may not help you to know that dentists are friendly, caring and sympathetic people, but they are and they genuinely want you to have a comfortable mouth and a healthy smile. The…

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Can oral infections cause sepsis?

12th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update Our dental practices have resumed face-to-face treatment. Please note, however, that access to the premises is strictly by appointment only. We welcome patients, new patients and visitors to the area to get in touch so we can assess your needs, and offer help. Please contact us through our advice and triage service….

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Post-coronavirus dental appointment FAQs

4th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As our procedures have changed so we can treat patients again, our patients often have questions before their first post-coronavirus dental appointment. We thought we’d share with you our answers to the four most frequently asked questions.  Before your dental appointment, when you’re talking to one our dental team, please feel free to ask your…

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Dental staff in PPE welcome patients – Tewkesbury

18th June 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

Yes, behind our masks we’re smiling.  It’s a wonderful feeling to be open again with SpaDental staff in PPE ready to greet patients in-person again. Back in work this week, we’ve been trying on our additional PPE kit, to get a feel for what it’s like working with the adaptations we have in place. So…

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Acts of kindness during Mental Health Awareness Week

20th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18-22 May 2020) and the theme is ‘Kindness’ We’d like to share with you this poignant recording of “Can you hear me?” composed by Thomas Hewitt Jones. We’re particularly proud because SpaDental Practice Coordinator ‘s daughter is one of the choir singing. Please take a moment to listen and appreciate their…

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Dental triage and referrals for urgent care

1st May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

April 2020 is a time we’ll all remember. It’s now over a month since dentists closed their doors. Although a necessary government decision, it has been hard for dentists to turn away patients from face-to-face treatment. (Why did that happen?) We understand the welfare of the whole population takes precedence over individual dental health. Yet…

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Problems and solutions for Ramadan oral health care

16th April 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

During Ramadan, oral health benefits from special attention. In this article, dentist explains the changes that can occur in the mouth during the holy month of fasting. Below, he outlines the problems that can occur, and how best to prevent them. Dentist Aryaan Khalid offers expert oral health advice for people who are fasting during…

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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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Children’s sensory processing challenges at the dentist

19th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Lots of people tell us they don’t like going to the dentist. But for some people it’s more difficult than for others. In this article we’re looking at how to tackle sensory processing challenges at the dentist.  Do you have a child who has heightened sensory perception? Are you wondering how to prepare for a…

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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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SpaDental wishes you a happy and safe new year!

31st December 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Wishing everyone a healthy, happy and safe new year! We sincerely hope that you’ll have a wonderful new year with your family and friends, full of happiness and joy. In particular, we sincerely hope that you stay healthy and have a safe new year, with no need to access our emergency services.   That said,…

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Does military service affect dental health?

30th October 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

By: Dr. Greg Grillo Serving our country is a great honour. After retiring from the military, however, it is common for individuals to experience everyday health issues, including oral problems. Military service may affect dental health in three key areas: missing teeth, jaw problems and gum disease. An article by expert and guest writer: Dr….

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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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Smile more! We’re welcoming new patients.

17th May 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you new to the area? Are you wondering about a dental treatment that’s not available on the NHS? We’re here to help, and we’re welcoming new patients. Private dentistry can help you to achieve your optimum smile. Many people think that private dentistry is prohibitively expensive, but we offer a range of payment options…

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How can I spring-clean my teeth?

22nd April 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

There’s nothing like a great smile to lift our spirits. Now is a great time to freshen up our smile with spring-clean teeth! My teeth used to look much brighter? When we look in the mirror, it may seem that our smile has faded. Our teeth have lost their gleam, and have a tired, worn…

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Sedation dentistry in Chard, Glastonbury, Plymouth and Tewkesbury

16th March 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Have you been avoiding going to the dentist because you know it’ll hurt more than you can stand? Are you a patient with a high level of anxiety? Many people avoid regular dental care, and need help to access the treatments they need. Yet without treatment, the problem gets worse which means essential dental procedures become…

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Reviews Tewkesbury – thank you for your appreciation.

15th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

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…

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Patients benefit from private dental care Tewkesbury.

7th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Tewkesbury, formerly the High Street Dental Practice, continues to offer top quality private dentistry for all the family. We are currently able to register new private patients. Please get in touch for further information about the dental services we provide. SpaDental Tewkesbury private dental care for everyone Excellent patient care is our priority. “I…

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How to choose a good dentist – 5 important points.

25th January 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Are you looking for a new dentist? Have you recently relocated? Or would you like to have more complex treatments? Are you considering leaving your current practice? Or perhaps you simply haven’t been to a dentist for a while. Whatever your reason, here are five important considerations to help you choose a good dentist. Before…

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Your dedicated family dentist – SpaDental Chard

19th January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

If you’re looking for a considerate and reliable family dentist, SpaDental Chard will meet your needs. Dental surgeon provides dedicated family dentistry in Chard. After training at Kings College, London, and offering general dentistry in Suffolk, Brighton and Australia, Toby settled in Somerset. For over twenty years he has offered reliable continuity of care to…

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Having difficulty getting through to SpaDental Plymouth?

10th December 2018 | Heather Cresswell

SpaDental Plymouth appreciates you are busy and it can be hard to get in touch. We understand how frustrating it is when you’ve managed to find time to call us but the line’s busy and you experience difficulty getting through. You may find it quicker and easier to send us an email. To make contact quickly,…

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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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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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Testimonials

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

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 was in pain arriving for my appointment.  This…

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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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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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8th November, 2020

Yes, we are still open!

As lockdown continues, our dental services continue without interruption. We're here to help you receive the face-to-face care you need from your dental team.

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