News about Hygiene

I think I’ve got an abscess in my mouth! What do I do now?

13th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update Our dental practices have resumed face-to-face treatment. Please note, however, that access to the premises is strictly by appointment only. We welcome patients, new patients and visitors to the area to get in touch so we can assess your needs, and offer help. Please contact us through our advice and triage service….

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Can hot weather hurt teeth? Summer survival tips.

11th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Yesterday felt so hot in the UK it took me by surprise! It made me remember how easy it is to underestimate the impact a heatwave can have on our health. We know that high temperatures can be damaging, even deadly. We’ve read articles about using sun-screen and when to exercise safely. It’s good to…

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Lion-sized teeth problems

10th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

August 10th is World Lion Day. The day aims to raise awareness of the vulnerability of lions. Big cat numbers are declining worldwide as their historic habitats shrink. As humans encroach on their territory, big cats are threatened by poachers and illegal trade. Moreover, their prey becomes harder to find. Add to this the sort…

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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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Why does my hygienist recommend hand scaling?

22nd July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

These days, even a regular visit to see the dental hygienist is not quite as straightforward as it used to be. This is because modern dental hygiene procedures use high speed tools with water to shift plaque. Your dentist may recommend hand scaling as an alternative. Although this method may take a little longer and…

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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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Problems and solutions for Ramadan oral health care

16th April 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

During Ramadan, oral health benefits from special attention. In this article, dentist explains the changes that can occur in the mouth during the holy month of fasting. Below, he outlines the problems that can occur, and how best to prevent them. Dentist Aryaan Khalid offers expert oral health advice for people who are fasting during…

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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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5 best dental habits to develop during 2020

30th December 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes you a happy and healthy 2020! Every new year article these days warn us that resolutions are only made to be broken. So the best thing to do, is to decide which life-style changes we want to make, work on them and keep them up throughout the year. So here are our top…

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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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The top ten dental gifts for 2019

6th December 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Do you agree that there are only so many candle holders we need in our lives? And you gave socks last year, so that’s out. These days, as we try to reduce waste and de-clutter our lives, it makes sense to give gifts that are consumable or useful, rather than decorative. Perhaps you worry, though,…

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Toothbrushing for people with reduced dexterity

3rd December 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

The ease of picking up a toothbrush to clean our teeth is a simple twice-daily act most of us are fortunate enough to take for granted. For some people, however, it’s difficult to manage toothbrushing because of their reduced dexterity. As a result, people who cannot manage their oral hygiene routines themselves need assistance. Carers…

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I’ve got yellow teeth. What do I do?

26th November 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

What’s the most common complaint we hear from patients who are not in dental pain? They’re usually concerned about their yellow teeth! If you’re concerned about the colour of your teeth, be reassured that healthy teeth are a wide range of lighter tones of yellow, brown and grey. The natural colour of teeth is not…

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Do away with dental floss forever!

25th September 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Do away with dental floss forever? Really?! Yes, you did read that correctly! But it doesn’t mean what you may be hoping! Your dentist isn’t telling you not to floss. Daily flossing really is good for our teeth, and overall oral health. We very much want you to keep on flossing. What we also want…

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Dental care for young adults – the NHS and other tips

27th August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s the time of year when you may be getting ready to leave home. Exam results are out. The school holidays are nearing an end. You’ve been offered a place, or signed a job contract. Soon you’ll have packed your bags. With so much to think about we can understand why, as a young adult,…

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There’s just one rule for tidy toothbrushing kit

15th August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Will a neat rack of toothbrushes spark joy in your life? Maybe not. But with tidier toothbrushing kit you’ll feel good because you’re doing your best to keep your mouth, and the family’s, healthy and free of harmful bacteria. Moreover, the bathroom will look less cluttered too! Keep our one simple rule in mind to…

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I know flossing helps. How can I do it well?

3rd June 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

We know that flossing helps to maintain a healthy mouth, but some of us worry we may do it wrong, or we’re just not certain we’re getting it right. Dental hygienist at SpaDental Glastonbury has put together useful tips to help us with daily flossing. Expert advice so your time spent flossing helps keep your…

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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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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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Take care! 6 tips to preserve aging teeth.

10th April 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

How does aging affect our teeth? There’s no doubt that aging affects our bodies. And our teeth and mouth are no exception.  But, just as we can take care of our body through regular exercise and eating well, there’s plenty we can do to look after our teeth and mouth as we get older.  Here…

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What’s fluoride varnish? And why do children need it?

18th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated September 2019 Featuring expert advice from dental surgeon Lucy Smith, to help protect your children’s teeth. We all want our children to have the best – and that includes wanting them to have the healthiest teeth possible. Taking good care of children’s teeth from when they’re very small helps them to have stronger teeth…

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Protect your child’s teeth with a visit to an NHS dentist.

23rd January 2019 | Georgina Wilczek

Public Health England campaigns to help us protect children’s teeth. Dental cavities are the number 1 reason why young children are admitted to hospital. Though dental care is important whatever our age, it’s particularly important for young children. Here’s four good reasons why. Before a child’s first tooth appears, wipe down the gums with a…

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5 best dental habits to develop during 2019

1st January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Wishing you all the best for 2019! Resolutions are only made to be broken. Every new year article will tell us pretty much that. It’s sustainability that really makes a difference. So the best thing to do, is to decide which life-style changes we can make, work on and improve, then keep up throughout the…

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Is an electric or manual toothbrush better for my teeth?

21st December 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Are you still shopping for last minute gifts? If you’re wondering whether an electric toothbrush would make a good present, or whether to just slip a manual toothbrush into a stocking, read on. Electric toothbrushes are more popular than ever, but they can be expensive, and do they really clean our teeth better than manual…

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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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