News about Hygiene

Promoting Gum Health Day for beautiful smiles.

4th May 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Gum Health Day, and is promoted by the EFP (the European Federation of Periodontology). This year the slogan is “Gums rock! Keep them safe!”  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…

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How do you clean your teeth in space?

4th May 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

May the force be with you! Here’s some interstellar information to keep you talking while the kids spend two minutes cleaning their teeth! Don’t forget to say Armstrong’s historic words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Discussion point: Did you know Armstrong had meant to say ‘for a man’, but…

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Why does my hygienist recommend hand scaling?

6th January 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

A regular visit to see the dental hygienist often uses high speed tools and water to shift plaque. Sometimes, however, your dentist or hygienist may recommend hand scaling as an alternative. Although this method may take a little longer and seem more old-fashioned, it is effective. What is scaling? As part of our oral care…

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5 best dental habits to develop during 2024

30th December 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes you a happy and healthy 2024! Resolutions can be hard to stick to. Gyms are busy on the second, third and fourth of January, but by February numbers have fallen off again. These days, keeping dentally fit is a life-style change we need to make, and we can do it easily, by keeping…

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Our top dental blogs from 2023

28th December 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Reviewing our top dental blogs helps us to know what matters to you. Top of the list is information to help people with dental emergencies followed b tips for effective preventive care. 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…

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

27th December 2023 | 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. There’s no-one better than a dental therapist or hygienist to offer a few tips to help us get daily flossing right! Time spent flossing keeps helps…

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The top ten dental gifts for Christmas 2023

1st December 2023 | 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 spend less, reduce waste and de-clutter…

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My teeth look yellow. What can I do?

19th November 2023 | SpaDental Administrator

It’s the most common complaint we hear from patients who are not in dental pain. Patients often ask us for help with 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…

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Bite-sized fun facts: lions get teeth problems

10th August 2023 | 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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Brush for Better Health – it’s National Smile Month 2023

15th May 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

National Smile Month 2023 runs from 15 May to 15 June, led by the Oral Health Foundation, to promote the benefits of having a healthy smile. Every year 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 everywhere. After all,…

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More tips for cutting down sugar

26th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

As we near the end of sugar-free February, how did you get on with swapping it out or leaving it out completely? Here are a few more tips for helping to cut down sugar-consumption for you and your family. Cancer Research is one of the organisations encouraging us to live a healthier life and use…

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Five core fitness tips for dental health – it’s worth it

22nd February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Investing in our long-term health is definitely worthwhile. There are great personal gains from maintaining dental fitness. Fit teeth help us to look good and feel healthy, they save us money on treatment too. The good news is that it takes less time than honing our abs. Moreover,  joining an ‘essentials’ dental plan with your…

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Freshen up your breath!

14th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

For a kiss that’s memorable for the right reasons! Valentine’s Day date? It’s time to freshen up your kiss! No-one wants lion’s breath*! My breath smells bad. What can I do? Fresh breath clinches deals. What is tongue scraping all about? Very often more attention to our teeth can make breath smell better. It just…

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Never too soon to stop smoking.

28th December 2022 | 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. Quitting is not easy, no time may feel like a good time to stop smoking. But you will will feel better for doing it. Moreover, research supports that people who commit to…

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Can hot weather hurt teeth? Summer survival tips.

19th July 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Feeling the heat? Your dental health may not be your first concern. However, an extended spell of warm weather may have a negative impact on our teeth. Extreme weather is a warning we take seriously and we urge everyone to keep safe too. It’s easy to underestimate the impact a heatwave can have on our…

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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 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 ultimate packing…

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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

Have you planned a summer holiday? 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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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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A Pleasant Experience @ Spa Dental Glastonbury "Friendly staff. This was my first visit to this dental practice and found the staff very friendly and reassuring. I had an initial assessment by the therapist who did an assessment prior to my next appointment. He was very good and explained carefully the treatment I needed in a professional manner! Overall I was impressed by the whole experience." "I went in today for a tooth extraction, my…

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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 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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Thank you for SpaDental Chard patient reviews

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