News about Hygiene

Promoting Gum Health Day for beautiful smiles.

11th May 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Gum Health Day, and is promoted by the EFP (the European Federation of Periodontology). This year the slogan is “Treat your gums!” The aim of promoting treatment for gum health is to improve general health as well as helping us to keep a beautiful, natural smile. Gum disease is linked with some major systemic illnesses,…

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Your smile kit – the ultimate packing list

3rd May 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

At this time of the year, our thoughts turn to holidays. Now we’re able to travel more freely once again, and countries around the world are welcoming tourists back, perhaps you’re wondering what you need to pack. If you are, here’s our ultimate packing list to keep your smile in place while you’re away. The…

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

26th April 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Have you woken up to throbbing pain and a swollen face? Or have you got a raised lump on your gum that hurts? Perhaps you feel like you’ve got a temperature too? Getting an abscess is hard, as it can cause swelling and pain. You may be able to reduce the pain temporarily, but it…

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

28th March 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you off on holiday soon? Are you wondering how to look your best on the beach? If so, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your therapist or hygienist before you go away. We can help your summer holiday teeth to sparkle! Contact us to make an appointment Book a hygiene appointment…

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Problems and solutions for Ramadan oral health care

19th March 2022 | 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. Problems occurring in the mouth during Ramadan Dehydration: Inadequate fluid consumption can lead to…

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My breath smells bad! What do I do?

29th January 2022 | 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, to 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…

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Why are my gums bleeding? What do I do?

6th January 2022 | 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.

26th December 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

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. Research supports that people who manage not to smoke for a specified month are five times more likely…

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When’s the best time to stop smoking?

1st November 2021 | 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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Sober October? Good decision!

24th September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve got a week to decide whether to do it or not. Soon it’ll be Sober October and cutting out alcohol could be the best decision you’ve ever made. GOSOBER! Well-being tips and information Sober October is good for ourselves. “Oh no! October is a long month. Why can’t it be February?” Think day by…

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Three levels of hygiene treatment explained

1st September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We would like to let our patients know that we have updated and clarified our categories of oral hygiene treatments. We aim to deliver effective gum care and dental health management, according to your needs, in line with the ongoing coronavirus restrictions. What are the the three levels of hygiene treatment? As explained in a…

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Bite-sized elephant teeth facts for World Elephant Day.

11th August 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Elephant Day is to get people talking about the value of elephants to local communities and the world. And we mean their value when they’re alive, not when they’ve been killed for their tusks. As World Elephant Day is about bringing people together to help elephants, we bring you some surprising…

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Dental care for young adults – advice and tips

8th August 2021 | 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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Can hot weather hurt teeth? Summer survival tips.

19th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

The MET Office has issued an amber warning for the west of of England – the region where SpaDental practices. It’s a warning we take seriously and urge you, our patients, to keep yourselves safe too. It’s easy to underestimate the impact a heatwave can have on our health. High temperatures can be damaging, even…

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UEFA 2020: Do footballers have good teeth?

8th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

8th July – update What a game that was last night! It was great to see Harry Kane (read more about him below) net that rebound. Just one more to go now! 4th July – update With a resounding win against Ukraine, 0 – 4, England is through to the semi-finals! Now our excitement’s mounting…

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Dental health during Ramadan – some useful tips

6th April 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

Your teeth may not be top of the list of things you’ll think about during the holy month of Ramadan. But it’s a good idea to keep them in mind. You’ll want to keep up your dental routines, so that fasting doesn’t have an negative impact on your oral health. As opinions and personal preferences…

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

18th February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

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 as adults. Which…

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Dreams about teeth? We can help.

16th February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Dreams are the mystery of our subconscious. It’s surprising how many people have dreams about teeth breaking, crumbling or cracking. Sometimes it may be just one tooth falling out, that’s a common dream. Or perhaps an enormous hole opens up that makes it look, in the dream, like Durdle Door. Some people dream about all…

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Why healthy gums can help save your life

9th February 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

With growing evidence of a link between gum disease and life threatening complications of COVID-19, there has never been a more important time for us to look after our oral health. Please read our advice and guidelines from , dental hygienist at SpaDental Chard. She explains why gum health is more important than ever, and…

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Is an electric or manual toothbrush better for my teeth?

12th January 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

If you’re wondering whether an electric toothbrush would help you keep your teeth and gums in good condition, or whether to stick to a manual toothbrush, read on. Electric toothbrushes are more popular than ever, but they are more expensive. Do they really clean our teeth better than manual toothbrushes? Here, we take a look…

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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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Where’s the coronavirus hotspot in our home?

16th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Five bathroom behaviours that may spread the virus, and just two simple fixes. Keep your household safe.

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The top ten dental gifts for 2021

29th November 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

If you’re shopping for either presents or stocking fillers, here’s a list of our top ten dental gifts. 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,…

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Your dental care during November lockdown

3rd November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

During the November lockdown, we want to let you know that dentists are still open.  During the lockdown that began in March of this year, dentists were shut down. However, recognising that dental practices have rigorous operating procedures in place to control the spread of Covid-19, we can stay open during the November lockdown. Government…

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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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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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