News about Filling

Which filling? Amalgam or white composite?

18th March 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

What’s the choice? What are fillings made of? Most people need fillings at some point in their lives, and, thanks to improvements in technology, many patients are now choosing white composite fillings, rather than traditional silver fillings made from amalgam. Indeed, in private dentistry white fillings are the default choice and amalgam fillings are only…

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Our top dental blogs from 2020

28th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This year the messages we’ve needed to communicate have been a bit different to usual. Reviewing our top dental blogs helps us to know what matters to you. Not surprisingly, top of the list for the extraordinary year of 2020, is information to help people with dental emergencies. So here’s a quick summary of this…

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My filling fell out! What do I do?

19th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Find answers here to our most asked question: “My filling fell out. What next?” 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…

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

7th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Up until now it was easy to ignore that dull ache. But not anymore. Now your tooth aches so much you can’t think straight. In fact, now the whole of your head is screaming at you. Tooth pain is the worst. We can all ignore mild toothache. Even though we know it isn’t a good…

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When will dentists do fillings again?

29th June 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

July 2021 note: Dentists are doing fillings routinely now, but in full protective kit. More than any other treatment,  our patients ask, “When will dentists do fillings again?” Procedures to control the spread of Covid-19 means even a filling is no longer the standard procedure it used to be. Placing a filling now requires a…

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Happier, Healthier Smiles – National Smile Month 2020

19th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

National Smile Month 2020 runs from 18 May to 18 June, led by the Oral Health Foundation, to promote the benefits of having a healthy smile. Run annually for nearly 50 years, National Smile Month raises awareness of important health issues that affect not only our smile, but general health too. The campaign is supported by dentists…

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Our top dental blogs from 2019

29th December 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Sometimes it’s handy to have useful information all in one easy-to-find place. So here’s a quick summary of this year’s top dental blogs. Our aim is to provide useful information for our patients, and also for anyone who has questions about their oral health. We also write about general health because it affects our oral…

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Answers to your root canal worries make it easier

12th September 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Sometimes just the phrase ‘root canal’ worries patients. A root canal filling is a dental procedure that does have a reputation for hurting. But actually it’s not the treatment that hurts – it’s usually the pain before the treatment that is the problem. Root canal therapy will actually solve your pain and even save your…

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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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Testimonials

Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

We're delighted to share with you this thoughtful and informative testimonial from a patient, Mr Paul Robinson, who has recently completed several appointments with dentist at SpaDental Whitchurch. As you can read below, he's pleased he joined the practice. Top Class Dentistry "Spadental Whitchurch is located in Corser House, a 16th century grade II listed building which retains much of its original charm. It’s just off the main one-way street, that runs through the centre…

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SpaDental Chard - thank you for your kind support

It hasn't been an easy year, but our patients have been so understanding. Thank you all so very much for your kind support and the lovely feedback we've received. Your kind support is very motivating It means a lot to the SpaDental Chard team to read your feedback. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us work on continual improvement of our services. Our sincere thanks to all of you have taken the…

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SpaDental Whitchurch - your understanding is appreciated!

We've been catching up with our patients to find out how their treatment has been over the last months. This has been such a hard year for many of us, personally and professionally, and access to dental care has been affected in many ways by the pandemic. We'd really like to take this opportunity, therefore, to thank you for your understanding. We know that you have had to cope with cancellations and changes to our…

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SpaDental Tewkesbury reviews - thank you!

With the ups and downs of the last year, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for your support and understanding. Your thoughtfulness is reflected in the considerate comments we've received in response to our request for feedback. We truly appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews of SpaDental Tewkesbury. A selection of your reviews: "The service during the last few months has…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist is accepting new private patients. 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…

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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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September, 2021

Yes, we're open!

Some practices may need to prioritise appointments for urgent and essential treatment.

Thank you for showing your understanding to our staff.

We kindly remind patients to contact us at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule an appointment if it's not possible to attend.

Please note:

  • Entry to the practices is by booked appointment only.
  • Dental practices must still follow strict infection prevention controls. 
  • Please help us to keep staff and patients safe.