News about Periodontics

My tooth aches. I’m in pain. What do I do?

14th April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update: During lockdown regular dental care is restricted. Read the tips below about what you can do until you’re able to visit the dentist. Because of the current pandemic, current thinking advises against the non-prescribed use of anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, as it may suppress the immune system. If possible, use the…

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Managing dental pain at home during the coronavirus pandemic

2nd April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve been told it’s going to get worse before it gets better. We’re staying at home, and being sensible, so we don’t contract or spread Covid-19. During the coronavirus lockdown managing dental care at home, therefore, could help keep us and other family members safe. But staying a home won’t stop us from getting tooth…

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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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Dentist Aryaan Khalid joins the team

4th November 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated January 2020 Dentist welcomes patients in SpaDental Ledbury, Ross on Wye and Tewkesbury. He is dedicated to helping patients achieve their best oral and dental health and especially enjoys restorative work. We know that quite often people don’t want to visit the dentist. Sometimes it’s because of anxiety or fear, but often it’s because…

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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 health benefits of dental implants

12th December 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental implants benefit our health and quality of life more than we may realise. They are definitely the best option in both form and function to replace missing teeth. There are health benefits, as well as aesthetic and practical benefits, that other tooth replacement options simply can’t offer. Dental implant benefit #1 – better nutrition…

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My breath smells bad! What do I do?

8th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Out and about, meeting, greeting, chatting or hoping to impress, we certainly don’t want the person we’re talking to feeling uncomfortable. Or, even worse, turn away. So a question we need to ask ourselves before we step through our front door is, “Does my breath smell bad?” How do I know? The truth is that…

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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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Never too late to stop smoking.

8th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated August 2019 Public Health England (PHE) encourages people to give up cigarettes. Perhaps you only started smoking recently. Or perhaps you’ve been smoking for years. Whenever you started, right now is a good time to try to stop smoking. PHE champions Stoptober, to encourage smokers to give up for 28 days. People who don’t…

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Fresh breath clinches deals – it’s a fact.

2nd October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Whether it’s a “Yes” to a second date, or a “Yes” to a huge business deal, it’s more likely to happen for you if you have good oral hygiene. It’s true. Fresh breath clinches deals. Having a great oral hygiene routine really can turn you into a winner. A healthy smile helps the wearer appear:…

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Mind the gap! 10 reasons why missing teeth matter.

23rd July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Anyone who’s been on the tube will have heard the warning to “mind the gap”. Our dentists will also remind us that the gaps left by missing teeth matter too. If you have lost a tooth, then it’s important to visit your dentist for an assessment. Why do we lose our teeth? Teeth are often…

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Let’s talk about diabetes and oral health.

11th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is a good time to talk about diabetes. Diabetes UK says: “Talking about diabetes can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be.” They invite you to share your stories, top tips, and offer support to other people living with a diagnosis of diabetes. More than ever. In England alone, according to figures…

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Get full disclosure of gum disease dangers.

10th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve all heard about plaque, and know we don’t want it. Read on for full disclosure of gum disease dangers that threaten both our oral health and our general health. What are the recognised dangers of plaque build up? tooth decay periodontitis tooth loss heart disease diabetes stroke rheumatoid arthritis What is dental plaque? It’s…

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Today’s the day to stop smoking! National No Smoking Day 2018

14th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Today’s the day to stop smoking and you just have to get through it! On National No Smoking Day 2018, it’s time to take a deep breath (or twenty!) as it’s the day to stop smoking. Here are a few bonuses to motivate you through the day: Think of how people who matter to you…

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Would I give up smoking for others? No Smoking Day 2020

13th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Would I give up smoking for others? It’s a good question to think about before No Smoking Day. It may help you to get though the day, and the one after too. It could motivate you to become smoke-free. Why should I give up smoking? If you’re a smoker, ask yourself:  Would I? Why? Ten…

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Think before you light up! Get ready for National No Smoking Day 2018!

12th March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Get ready! No Smoking Day 2018 is on Wednesday 14th March. It’s a special day intended to help people who are thinking of giving up smoking. Go smoke free for just one day! With a one day target, you can see how it is for you. It’s a great start. And if it’s just a…

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Big cats + big teeth = bigger tooth problems

3rd March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Today is World Wildlife Day, and the focus for this year is: Big Cats – Predators Under Threat World Wildlife Day 2018 is focusing on raising awareness of the falling numbers of big cats in the world.  Cat numbers are declining as their historic habitats shrink. As humans encroach on their territory, big cats are…

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Tongue scraping – it makes a difference!

19th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Tongue cleaning for fresher breath It’s a practice that’s been used for over 3,000 years but with our modern focus on cleaning teeth and gums, we’re neglecting our tongues. Yet tongue cleaning (or scraping) is a good way to get naturally fresher breath. These days, while we conscientiously brush and floss, many of us ignore…

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‘Direct access’ to your dental therapist or hygienist

15th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do your teeth feel fine, but perhaps they’re not quite as clean as you’d like? Do you need a helping hand to get between the gaps, and make sure that there’s no plaque build up? Updated – January 2019 Why don’t you call and make an appointment with your dental therapist or hygienist? Patients now…

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It’s Friday! How to get a second date

12th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The bad news? With bad breath, chances are tonight will be the first and last date We all have bad breath at some time or another, especially first thing in the morning, but for some of us it’s more of a persistent problem. Unfortunately, it’s not the sort of thing our friends will tell us…

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Start your Happy New Year alcohol-free!

27th December 2017 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s that time of the year! We’re all beginning to think about resolutions for 2018. The big question? What can we do to make life better in the new year? Most of us can probably come up with quite a list of things we could give up that will make us healthier, better people, and…

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A few kind words from your Hygienist

21st November 2017 | Heather Cresswell

“Would you like to see the hygienist?” Dentists routinely refer patients to the hygienist knowing that a good, professional clean is great for the teeth and mouth. And that feeling of shiny freshness can make your smile that extra bit brighter. Yet for some people the idea of a session with the hygienist may bring back…

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Meet our Dental Hygienist at Plymouth

26th October 2017 | Louise Burgess

Zoe Williams qualified as a Dental Hygienist from The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, in 2002. After working as a dental nurse, Zoe decided to focus her professional training on dental hygiene. It’s a field she finds fascinating because it is so vital to oral health and the needs of her patients. Just one session with…

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Cancer Risk in Older Women with Periodontal Disease

21st August 2017 | Louise Burgess

Recent research highlights that periodontal disease in older women increases their risk of developing several types of cancer. These cancers included oesophageal cancer, breast cancer and cancer of the gallbladder. The team investigated the association between gum disease and cancer in women. This is said to be the first time research has reviewed these potential…

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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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Updated: 23rd June 2020

As you know, our phased return to in-person service has started.

  • Please note that entry to the practices is strictly by appointment only.
  • If you hold an appointment in June or July that was booked before June 1st, it must be confirmed before you come into the practice.
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Not all of our dental services are available immediately, therefore patient needs will be assessed before an in-person booking is made. We don't want our patients to make unnecessary journeys.

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