News about Patient Plans

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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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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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist “kind and gentle”

28th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

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…

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Why do patients prefer independent dental care?

19th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

More and more people are recognising the benefits of independent dental care. Our expectations of how our teeth should function and look are very different this century to last century. The best way to have a healthy and attractive smile, it to take responsibility. This is what independent dentistry is all about. Preventive care and,…

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Even in your twenties teeth need help

27th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you twenty something? If you went to the dentist in the last six months, that’s brilliant. You’re doing the right thing. But, if you’ve let your preventive oral care slip, then now’s the time to book an appointment to get back on top of looking after your teeth in your twenties. As dentists, we’re…

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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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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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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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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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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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It’s good to have a plan, a dental care plan.

9th November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you want to access the best dental care, but you’re worried about bills? These days, there are a range of ways to pay for private dental treatment so private dental care is more accessible than you may think. Ask your dentist about joining a dental care plan to pay for treatments in monthly instalments….

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Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover updated.

20th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you a Denplan patient? If you’ve been a Denplan patient for more than a month, you’ll have Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover. If you’ve signed up in the last couple of weeks, then you will have been asked if you want to take out additional emergency insurance. Changes to Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover. To comply…

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Spread the cost of private dental care with SpaDental Whitchurch.

30th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

More and more patients each year are opting into private dentistry. SpaDental Whitchurch offers different ways to spread the cost of private dental care so it’s more affordable. Achieving an even brighter smile could be just a short read away! Why go private? Most people choose private dental care: for immediate dental treatment to access…

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Will dental treatment abroad leave a smile on my face?

10th July 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental treatment abroad usually falls into two categories. Either: Patients who plan a trip specifically for a particular procedure because the prices are cheaper than where they live. Or: People tempted to make spur of the moment decisions to undergo a procedure, because it’s an attractive idea at the time. In both cases, there can…

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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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Heavy metal generation teeth? Why not turn your restorations a whiter shade of pale?

2nd May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Can you remember the spectrum from Black Sabbath through Deep Purple to Moody Blues? If so, chances are you’ll have some heavy metal too. Are you between 45 and 75? Then you probably still have most of your own teeth, but with work done on them.  Not happy with your old restoration work? These days,…

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NHS band 3 dental charges cover clinical treatments only.

12th April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Dental care provided by the NHS. Unarguably, the NHS provides excellent cost-effective treatment for a wide range of dental problems. However, NHS band 3 dental charges cover clinical treatments only, which may not meet your  expectations for your dental needs or wishes. What does ‘clinical’ mean? The NHS states: “Treatments such as veneers and braces…

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Spring clean teeth? Yes, please!

9th April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

What is it about this time of year that makes us want everything to look shiny and new? Forget about sorting through old stuff, and getting out the paintbrushes. Instead, say “Yes!” to some spring clean teeth! Why don’t my teeth look like they used to? Teeth age, just like the rest of us! It’s…

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How can I get the best dental care?

27th March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

  We hear people wondering how they can get the best dental care. Not just repair or emergency treatments, but the sort of thorough dental care that modern patients are looking for. NHS prices increase from April 1st, 2018. The majority of NHS patients pay a certain amount towards treatment. There are exceptions – for…

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Some strange historical facts and good advice for National Toothache Day 2018

9th February 2018 | Louise Burgess

Today, Friday 9th February, is National Toothache Day. “National Toothache Day is certainly not anything to smile about as toothache usually makes those who suffer from it very miserable. A toothache can make it difficult for someone to eat, drink, sleep and even talk.”  Michaela ONeill, President of the BSDHT. The purpose of this special…

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Denplan fees for 2018 – spread out the cost

30th December 2017 | Heather Cresswell

We offer Denplan to help our patients budget for dental needs across the year Please contact your practice if you haven’t yet considered Denplan. Our treatment coordinators can explain how having a dental care plan can help your dental needs. Denplan fees for 2018 SpaDental Group is pleased to be able to help you plan…

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Blue Wednesday is 15th November 2017

14th November 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

We all know about blue Mondays! Those Monday morning blues after the weekend never quite seem to leave you. For mouth cancer patients, their cancer blues will almost never leave them. There will always be a reminder of what they went through. Whether it’s their speech, their ability to eat and drink, or even just…

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Tricky Teeth? Taking referrals – doing extractions

18th October 2017 | Louise Burgess

For a speedy extraction, ask for a referral What we offer SpaDental Plymouth offers a referral service for patients who require surgical extractions under local anaesthetic. You may need an extraction because of damage to your tooth, or as the first step in further treatment. We can help get your work started so you won’t have…

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SpaDental Whitchurch: well-established and family-friendly

16th October 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

As well as making sure you and all your family members feel welcome and comfortable at all times, we focus firmly on preventing dental problems. To help you avoid more costly, complex treatments, we recommend regular consultations, so we can swiftly pick up any tooth decay or gum disease, and help you maintain optimum oral health….

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Fat? How much is too much?

14th October 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

Fat and sugar – an invisible problem Children ‘might seem fine on the outside’ but eating too much saturated fat can lead to a harmful buildup of fat inside. Your kids ‘might seem fine on the outside’ but too much sugar can also cause the harmful buildup of fat around internal organs. This can lead to…

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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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