News about Hygiene

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

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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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 the 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, 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?” If the answer’s “yes”, then now’s the time to do something about…

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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…

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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

During October, Public Health England encourages people to give up cigarettes. Perhaps you only started smoking recently. Or perhaps you’ve been smoking for years. The benefits of giving up, though, mean that whenever you started right now is a good time to try to stop smoking. Ways to stop smoking. Some people like to talk…

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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

This weekend the roads will be busy with people heading off for a long weekend to enjoy the final days of August. A bit of bank holiday preparation will help your break to run smoothly. What do I need to take on a long car journey? Although the new tax has reduced the sugar content…

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

3rd August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you off on holiday soon? Are you wondering how to look your best on the beach? Or perhaps you’ve got a bit of sensitivity that you’re worried may get worse? If so, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your therapist or hygienist before you go away. We can help you feel…

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Can hot weather hurt teeth? Some survival tips.

27th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The heatwave has been in the news a lot lately, with a flurry of media tips about how to manage life when it’s so hot. We know that high temperatures can be damaging, even deadly. We’ve seen the tragedy in Greece, and suffering in Japan. We’ve read articles about using sun-screen and when to exercise…

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Dental care tips for babies and children.

16th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Caring for our children’s teeth when they’re young makes an enormous difference to their dental health as adults. It will even impact on their long-term general health too. To help you follow a great oral hygiene routine at home, here are a few dental care tips for babies and children. , our SpaDental Whitchurch oral…

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What’s the best drink for healthy teeth?

7th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Feeling the summer heat? Need a little something to rehydrate? What is the best thing to drink for healthy teeth? Let’s look at what causes unhealthy teeth first. We’ve heard a lot about sugar in drinks, and the sugar tax. But it’s also important to think about the acid-alkaline balance in what we drink too….

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A question of sport – do footballers have good teeth?

20th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

From the head to toe, we think of our sporting heroes as being super-fit and healthy. Yet there have been some surprising reports on the overall health of athletes, including a look at our footballers’ teeth. Footballers’ teeth are not as good as we might expect. After the 2012 Olympics, headlines ran about the poor…

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Dental health during Ramadan – some useful tips.

15th May 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Your teeth may not be top of the list of things you’ll think about in the month of Ramadan. But it’s a good idea to keep them in mind, plan a routine, and know what to do in an emergency. You’ll want to keep up your dental health during Ramadan. As opinions vary on what…

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National Smile Month 2018 creating healthier and happier smiles.

14th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

National Smile Month 2018 runs from 14 May to 14 June and is promoted by the Oral Health Foundation. The message of the month is: “Improving oral health by creating healthier and happier smiles.” We agree with that! A smile is the most universally recognised human facial expression. Did you know: It’s not possible to fake a…

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