News about Hygiene

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

27th February 2019 | 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? Chances are it’s happened on a day which is important too. Perhaps you’ve got a job interview, a date this evening, or you’re…

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

31st January 2019 | 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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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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My breath smells bad! What do I do?

8th December 2018 | 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, 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 that…

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Why are my gums bleeding? What do I do?

29th November 2018 | 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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Out and about teaching children how to brush better.

23rd November 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Our talented duo and are out in the community again. They’re on a mission to teach children how to brush teeth better. And they’re not alone. Henry the Helpful Brushasorous goes with them too, and keeps everyone smiling. Helping children to brush better It’s so important for children to learn how to look after their…

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Deciduous vs Permanent Teeth

22nd November 2018 | Louise Burgess

Want to know a few facts about our adult teeth? Did you know that we have 32 permanent teeth… and they all have names? Also, talking about teeth with children helps them to understand why it’s important to brush well, and take care of their teeth. After all, we want to have our teeth for…

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Let your dentist plan your wedding smile!

14th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Come and meet the SpaDental Plymouth team to plan your wedding smile. We’ll be at the St Mellion Resort Wedding Show on Sunday 21 October, 2018, from 11:00 until 15:00. What’s a dentist doing at a wedding show? There’s going to be lots going on at the Wedding Show. You’ll be able to find answers…

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Never too late to stop smoking.

8th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated August 2019 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. PHE champions Stoptober, to encourage smokers to give up for 28 days. People who don’t…

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Fresh breath clinches deals – it’s a fact.

2nd October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Whether it’s a “Yes” to a second date, or a “Yes” to a huge business deal, it’s more likely to happen for you if you have good oral hygiene. It’s true. Fresh breath clinches deals. Having a great oral hygiene routine really can turn you into a winner. A healthy smile helps the wearer appear:…

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84 shopping days to go! Give the gift of great teeth!

1st October 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

At this time of the year, we start combing our minds and online shopping sites for great gifts. As from today, we only have 84 days to make all those decisions. The gift of great teeth could be your solution! One of the problems (I know!) of a large family, is that it can be…

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Protect tooth enamel – 10 tips.

26th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Protect tooth enamel from the grind of everyday life. The gradual wearing away of our teeth throughout our lives is a reality. Follow ten simple tips to have better teeth forever! If we think of our teeth as cliffs, standing up to the relentless beat of waves, we can understand that the harder they are,…

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Sober October? Good decision!

24th September 2018 | 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!  Sober October is good for others. The Go Sober in October campaign is run by Macmillan Cancer Support. Sign up to take part. It helps…

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Are you ready? Tooth tips for bank holiday preparation.

24th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated August 2019 Every bank holiday the roads are busy with people heading off for a long weekend. Here’s a few suggestions for bank holiday preparation that we hope will help your break run smoothly, and also keep your teeth and mouth in good shape. What do I need to take on a long car…

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Elephant teeth facts for World Elephant Day.

12th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Elephant Day is to get people talking. The organisers’ aim is “Bringing the world together to help elephants”. We  can help our children to remember World Elephant Day too. During toothbrushing time, here are some amazing elephant teeth facts to share. Set the timer for two minutes of toothbrushing then, while…

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Fantastic Saltash patient reviews - thank you!

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Plymouth patient reviews and suggestions - thank you!

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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. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends. After all, a recommendation is the best sort of reference! Your additional comments have…

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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

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High praise for Lucy Smith and Maria Shrigley, Plymouth.

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A great dental service to Plymouth patients.

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