News about Filling

My filling fell out! What do I do?

4th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

It happens. There’s that moment when you’re chewing something and you start to wonder. What’s that? What’s in the food? And then you manage to spit out whatever it is (discreetly, because you can be sure it will happen at a meal when good manners matter). And, sure enough, you know your filling fell out….

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National Smile Month 2018 creating healthier and happier smiles.

14th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

National Smile Month 2018 runs from 14 May to 14 June and is promoted by the Oral Health Foundation. The message of the month is: “Improving oral health by creating healthier and happier smiles.” We agree with that! A smile is the most universally recognised human facial expression. Did you know: It’s not possible to fake a…

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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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What’s in an amalgam filling? Is it safe?

23rd April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re often asked what’s in an amalgam filling and whether it’s safe. The short answer is that yes, amalgam fillings, sometimes called silver fillings, are considered safe. At the conference Hannah Parsonage and Jo Roberts attended recently in Shrewsbury, the future use of amalgam fillings was one of the topics covered.  Here’s some information about…

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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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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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Book that appointment! It’s time to get dentally fit!

11th January 2018 | Heather Cresswell

With the new year in full swing it’s time to start thinking about booking that appointment you’ve been putting off! Whether it’s a hygiene appointment or a filling that you need, it’s important that you follow up with your dental treatment so that your oral health remains good. The first step is to get around…

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Kids devouring too much breakfast sugar warning

4th January 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

Children are packing in so much sugar at breakfast that half their daily allowance has already been eaten before school, Public Health England says. It warns that sugary cereals, juices and spreads are all damaging to health. Rotting teeth, ballooning waistlines and long-term health problems like type 2 diabetes are caused by unhealthy diets reports…

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Tom and Sophie were both professional and also caring at the same time

28th August 2016 | SpaDental Administrator

Attended SpaDental twice this week to have fillings done with Tom and Sophie and I have to say they were both professional and also caring at the same time, I’m not the most confident in dentists but these two have made me feel a lot more at ease! Thank you both!! GARY JONES

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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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Great advice & recommendations were given/prescribed

14th March 2016 | SpaDental Administrator

Matthew did my first initial check up & explained in detail exactly what he found & showed me using an x-ray. Great advice & recommendations were given/prescribed. Unfortunately, I needed two fillings but I was made to feel comfortable even though I was deeply embarrassed!! I was promptly given the next available appointment to suit…

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Sugary Drinks And Fruit Juice Take Their Toll On Children

18th February 2015 | Helen Hewison

  Nearly 500 children a week are being admitted to hospital with rotten teeth, NHS figures show. It is now the main reason for youngsters needing hospital treatment and dentists say the culprits are fruit juice and fizzy drinks. Most children need between four and eight of their baby teeth extracted, although some are having…

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The Sun Really Can Improve Your Smile

20th August 2013 | Helen Hewison

  The Sun Really Can Improve Your Smile Research shows that moderate exposure to the sun can have a positive side effect on your smile. There are a lot of things that can impact your oral health without you knowing it, and there is growing research that finds sun exposure can be beneficial to keep…

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Preventative dental products and procedures for Children

13th March 2013 | Helen Hewison

Fun for kids at the dentist Visiting the dentist can be fun for children really. Dentists are not the most favourite people children would visit but at SpaDental Wem we go out of our way to make our surgery child-friendly. Dental health is important, even before your baby has teeth. We recommend infants visit the dentist before they celebrate their first…

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Root Canal Treatment From Start To Finish

5th March 2013 | Helen Hewison

The procedure for Root Canal Treatment is normally carried out over 1 to 3 visits.  At the first appointment: Rubber Dam is placed   Rubber dam is placed.  This is a small rubber sheet, supported on a frame which is placed over the tooth and used to isolate that tooth’s root canal from further infection…

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Let Us Renew Your Smile. Don’t Let Worn Down Teeth Be A Problem.

28th February 2013 | Helen Hewison

         Worn teeth problems are experienced when the teeth are subjected to regular, intense pressure and also when teeth are exposed to food and beverages that have a high acidic content. In time, the affected tooth (or teeth) can take on an unnaturally smaller appearance and can look abnormal compared to surrounding teeth. Teeth…

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Don’t Worry About Root Canal Treatment

12th February 2013 | Helen Hewison

  Root Canal Treatment, sometimes known as a root filling, is a type of treatment that is feared by most patients all over the world. According to research done by Endodontists, it is revealed that those fears stem from hearing other people’s stories about their experiences, and people actually believe the treatment to be just…

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Bad Teeth? Stop Eating Ready Meals And Eat Like A Caveman

4th December 2012 | Helen Hewison

Bad Teeth? Stop Eating Ready Meals And Eat Like A Caveman  Feeling guilty about that latest filling? It may not be all your fault! The food you’re eating may be just too mushy. We should be chewing on dried meat like our ancient ancestors.  This was the suggestion that emerged from a recent conference, Evolution Of…

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Jaw Joint Problems

27th November 2012 | Helen Hewison

  Jaw Joint Problems (TMJ) The letters TMJ are short for ‘temporo-mandibular joint’, which is the joint connecting your lower jaw to your skull. If your teeth do not fit together properly or if there is an imbalance between where your teeth bite together and where your jaw joints have their rest position, problems might…

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My Teeth Are So Grey and Chipped! What Can I Do?

8th November 2012 | Helen Hewison

  Veneers: Information, Pros & Cons Dental veneers are custom-made ultra-thin shells of tooth coloured material designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. The veneers are bonded adhesively to the front of the tooth to fix the look of teeth that are chipped, discoloured, misaligned, uneven, worn down or abnormally spaced….

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Wow, what fantastic service from SpaDental Wem

15th February 2012 | Helen Hewison

Wow, what fantastic service from Spa Dental Wem.  I suspected a problem with one of my teeth so I phoned the surgery to make an appointment.  As I work out of the area, I find it very difficult to make appointments however;  I had a small time frame the next day when I could visit…

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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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