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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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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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Let’s talk about diabetes and oral health.

11th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is a good time to talk about diabetes. Diabetes UK says: “Talking about diabetes can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be.” They invite you to share your stories, top tips, and offer support to other people living with a diagnosis of diabetes. More than ever. In England alone, according to figures…

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Get full disclosure of gum disease dangers.

10th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve all heard about plaque, and know we don’t want it. Read on for full disclosure of gum disease dangers that threaten both our oral health and our general health. What are the recognised dangers of plaque build up? tooth decay periodontitis tooth loss heart disease diabetes stroke rheumatoid arthritis What is dental plaque? It’s…

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Make this weekend change my toothbrush weekend!

16th March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

“When did I last change my toothbrush?” If someone asked me that question, I know I’d repeat it in disbelief! As in, “Really? I can’t believe you just asked me that!” There are some questions better not asked. And there are some questions that it’s perhaps better not to answer. If’s certainly the kind of…

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A few kind words from your Hygienist

21st November 2017 | Heather Cresswell

“Would you like to see the hygienist?” Dentists routinely refer patients to the hygienist knowing that a good, professional clean is great for the teeth and mouth. And that feeling of shiny freshness can make your smile that extra bit brighter. Yet for some people the idea of a session with the hygienist may bring back…

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Meet our Dental Hygienist at Plymouth

26th October 2017 | Louise Burgess

Zoe Williams qualified as a Dental Hygienist from The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, in 2002. After working as a dental nurse, Zoe decided to focus her professional training on dental hygiene. It’s a field she finds fascinating because it is so vital to oral health and the needs of her patients. Just one session with…

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Cancer Risk in Older Women with Periodontal Disease

21st August 2017 | Louise Burgess

Recent research highlights that periodontal disease in older women increases their risk of developing several types of cancer. These cancers included oesophageal cancer, breast cancer and cancer of the gallbladder. The team investigated the association between gum disease and cancer in women. This is said to be the first time research has reviewed these potential…

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Healthy mouth, healthy body

28th March 2017 | Nicky Phillips

A healthy mouth helps keep a healthy body.  Studies show that looking after your teeth and gums is an important part of a healthy lifestyle trying to lower our risk of complications such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.   Studies also indicate a possible link between poor oral heath with problems in pregnancy, lung disease, and dementia. Gum…

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Stoptober – Supporting smokers trying to quit

30th September 2016 | Nicky Phillips

SpaDental is supporting Stoptober, encouraging smokers to quit during October. Cigarettes cause damage to your health, and others by secondary smoke.  It is said that every cigarette you smoke takes 11 minutes from your life – that’s over 3.5 hours for a pack. Many smokers are aware of the health risks but don’t realise the…

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Tim Esau attended EuroPerio8 in London

30th June 2015 | SpaDental Administrator

From the 3rd to the 6th of June 2015, Tim Esau, principal of the SpaDental Wotton under Edge practice, attended EuroPerio8 in London. The EuroPerio Congress has established itself as the world’s leading conference in periodontology and implant dentistry, and has become the essential triennial fixture on the meetings calendar. This year Europerio was hosted…

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How do I know if I have got Gum Disease

28th March 2013 | Helen Hewison

Gum Disease Screening for gum disease forms an integral part of your routine examination. What is gum disease? Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease. What is gingivitis? Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. This is when…

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Testimonials

Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces 2 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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Approval ratings are high for Ledbury! Thank you for your reviews.

At SpaDental Ledbury we're enjoying reading your reviews! In April, we asked you to share your experiences with us. We've been emailing our patients to ask you to fill in on-line forms so that we know how your appointments went. It's been heart-warming to read the kind things that you've said about us in your reviews. Thank you! Here are a few of the comments that we've received: "Very professional. Always polite and helpful. Easy…

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More Plymouth patient appreciation for SpaDental - thank you!

Since we piloted the online feedback form for Plymouth patient appreciation or dissatisfaction with our practice, we've had over 300 responses. Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your views. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient appreciation for the work we do. We're smiling with pride, and happy that you're happy! Here are two recent reviews: "Fantastic experience - I was on the NHS waiting list for over…

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High praise for the Plymouth team

Earlier this week, one of our patients sent this lovely message to the Plymouth team. We really appreciate your praise! "I have been a patient at the Hyde Practice [SpaDental Plymouth] for some 46 years, so have seen many changes of staff etc. I have today, been compelled to email you as a result of my latest visit. Far too many people are quick to complain hence this email. I suffer a bit from arthritis. At…

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Nervous patients in Plymouth reassured

Our dental surgeon is expanding her list, so nervous patients in Plymouth can feel confident they will receive sympathetic, effective treatment. One of Lucy's patients had this to say: "I am extremely nervous/phobic when visiting a dentist. This was my first visit to SpaDental - I can honestly say I couldn't have been looked after better! From the receptionist to the nurse, to the dentist (Lucy) and the hygienist, everyone was so kind, gentle and…

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My Invisalign journey - a patient experience.

SpaDental patient, Laura tells us about her Invisalign journey and how it's going: Laura's Invisalign journey is easier than she'd expected! "I've always been paranoid about my front teeth. Whenever I went to smile I had my hands over my mouth, and I never felt confident in photos. I didn't think I could do anything with them. And I was over the moon when my dentist suggested it." Laura began her Invisalign journey with SpaDental…

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"Invisalign helped my confidence," our smiling patient says!

We'd like to share with you a really positive testimonial from one of our SpaDental Whitchurch patients. He recently finished his Invisalign treatment and feels confident with his new smile. 'When I was young I had metal braces and I didn’t want to have them again when most people my age don't. I'd heard Invisalign treatment was convenient and wouldn't affect the way I looked at all, so it sounded a good choice.  I work…

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