News about Hygienist

My breath smells bad! What do I do?

8th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Out and about, 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?” If the answer’s “yes”, then now’s the time to do something about…

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SpaDental Chard periodontal care can save your teeth.

4th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

If you live in the Somerset region, it’s good to know that SpaDental Chard periodontal care is available to you. What is periodontal care? The term refers to the structures around our teeth: the alveolar bone, the sockets and the gums. Healthy gums really are important as they keep the roots of our teeth protected…

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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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84 shopping days to go! Give the gift of great teeth!

1st October 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

At this time of the year, we start combing our minds and online shopping sites for great gifts. As from today, we only have 84 days to make all those decisions. The gift of great teeth could be your solution! One of the problems (I know!) of a large family, is that it can be…

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Get summer holiday teeth to sparkle! Book a hygiene appointment today.

3rd August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you off on holiday soon? Are you wondering how to look your best on the beach? Or perhaps you’ve got a bit of sensitivity that you’re worried may get worse? If so, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your therapist or hygienist before you go away. We can help you feel…

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More Plymouth patient appreciation for SpaDental – thank you!

17th May 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Since we piloted the online feedback form for Plymouth patient appreciation or dissatisfaction with our practice, we’ve had over 300 responses. Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your views. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient appreciation for the work we do. We’re smiling with pride,…

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Q: What will make me look and feel better?

29th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you wonder what you can do to look and feel better? Which of these would you say ‘Yes!’ to? A. a mani/pedi B. an hour or so at the gym C. a great evening out with friends D. a week’s holiday in the sun E. a trip to the dentist Probably not many people would…

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What’s the best way to use my electric toothbrush?

20th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Here’s a helpful answer to one of our frequently asked questions. Our patients often ask, “How should I use my electric toothbrush?” In the video below, Tom Wardiell from SpaDental Plymouth explains the best technique, to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your investment. The key advice that Tom shares is: focus…

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All part of a day’s work – dental nurse training

8th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Jo Roberts, a dental nurse training with SpaDental Whitchurch says, “I’m having a brilliant time!” We expect a dental practice to be a busy place, with a lot going on. Jo explains how much happens in the dental therapist’s surgery in just one afternoon: “When I was with Jess, our hygiene and dental therapist, I…

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Have the best fresh breath! Quick fixes and long term solutions!

14th February 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s Valentine’s Day! Love it, hate it or ignore it, sometimes it’s not what we think that matters. Could be that it’s what someone else is thinking that makes the difference. Here are five simple ways to make a good impression: Spend some extra time on how you dress Pay attention to the person you’re…

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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

15th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do your teeth feel fine, but perhaps 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? Why don’t you call and make an appointment with your dental therapist? Patients now have direct access to dental hygiene services….

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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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The right interdental brush – which size do I use?

5th January 2018 | Heather Cresswell

There’s so much choice! Which of all these is the right interdental brush for me? , our Dental Therapist in Plymouth, has recorded this short video for you to see how to use these clever little brushes. It will really help you to keep the gap between your teeth and gums clean, and is so…

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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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Jessica Walklate joins the Whitchurch team as dental therapist

14th February 2017 | Carla Riley

Jessica Walklate joins the SpaDental Whitchurch (Corser House) team as the practice’s dental therapist and is keen to introduce herself to all of the practice’s patients.  If you are a member of the Practice’s Essential Care Plan please do contact reception on 01948 664149 or whitchurch@spadental.co.uk to book your next hygiene visit. Jessica began her career as…

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Dental Therapist / Hygienist opportunity at Whitchurch, Shropshire

5th October 2016 | Nicky Phillips

SpaDental Whitchurch is looking for an enthusiastic Dental Therapist / Hygienist to join our growing team. We can offer an immediate start one day per week (with some flexibility on working hours) and the possibility of increasing the number of sessions provided. We are a well-established practice offering NHS, Private and Plan treatments.  We would also consider an immediate…

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Thomas Wardiell- Dental Therapist-SpaDental Plymouth

27th July 2016 | Heather Cresswell

Thomas Wardiell is our Dental Therapist here at SpaDental Plymouth Graduating from Dundee in 2010, he has been with us since April 2012. As a therapist, Thomas provides our patients with hygiene treatments, fillings for children and adults, extractions for children, and tooth whitening under the prescription of a dentist. Thomas has a very calming attitude…

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Meet our Dental Hygienists Zoe and Tom.

2nd December 2014 | Heather Cresswell

  Did you know you do not have to be a registered patient here at SpaDental Plymouth to have a Hygienist appointment? If you would like to book an appointment, please contact our reception team on 01752 663870 who can arrange this for you.    

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SpaDental Plymouth go Blue for Cancer Awareness

4th November 2014 | Heather Cresswell

Denplan and the British Dental Health Foundation have launched the Blue Lip selfie campaign in aid of mouth cancer action month. By encouraging the public and profession to adopt blue lips as a visible sign of support for mouth cancer, it is hoped this positive, interactive approach will significantly boost awareness of the disease. To…

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Vanastree Shambrook ‘Call me Varni’

30th July 2012 | SpaDental Administrator

Vanastree Shambrook “Call me Varni”  Well we can’t pronounce Vanastree properly. When our popular hygienist Samantha (Sam) Hitchcock decided that she would be unable to work for us on Fridays due to family commitments we were a bit worried as to whether we could get anyone as good to replace her.  Fortunately for us though,…

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Testimonials

Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces 2 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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More Plymouth patient appreciation for SpaDental - thank you!

Since we piloted the online feedback form for Plymouth patient appreciation or dissatisfaction with our practice, we've had over 300 responses. Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your views. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient appreciation for the work we do. We're smiling with pride, and happy that you're happy! Here are two recent reviews: "Fantastic experience - I was on the NHS waiting list for over…

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High praise for the Plymouth team

Earlier this week, one of our patients sent this lovely message to the Plymouth team. We really appreciate your praise! "I have been a patient at the Hyde Practice [SpaDental Plymouth] for some 46 years, so have seen many changes of staff etc. I have today, been compelled to email you as a result of my latest visit. Far too many people are quick to complain hence this email. I suffer a bit from arthritis. At…

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Nervous patients in Plymouth reassured

Our dental surgeon is expanding her list, so nervous patients in Plymouth can feel confident they will receive sympathetic, effective treatment. One of Lucy's patients had this to say: "I am extremely nervous/phobic when visiting a dentist. This was my first visit to SpaDental - I can honestly say I couldn't have been looked after better! From the receptionist to the nurse, to the dentist (Lucy) and the hygienist, everyone was so kind, gentle and…

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My Invisalign journey - a patient experience.

SpaDental patient, Laura tells us about her Invisalign journey and how it's going: Laura's Invisalign journey is easier than she'd expected! "I've always been paranoid about my front teeth. Whenever I went to smile I had my hands over my mouth, and I never felt confident in photos. I didn't think I could do anything with them. And I was over the moon when my dentist suggested it." Laura began her Invisalign journey with SpaDental…

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"Invisalign helped my confidence," our smiling patient says!

We'd like to share with you a really positive testimonial from one of our SpaDental Whitchurch patients. He recently finished his Invisalign treatment and feels confident with his new smile. 'When I was young I had metal braces and I didn’t want to have them again when most people my age don't. I'd heard Invisalign treatment was convenient and wouldn't affect the way I looked at all, so it sounded a good choice.  I work…

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