News about Perio

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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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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Take action to improve access to NHS dental treatment

13th February 2022 | SpaDental Administrator

A debate in parliament on February 10th asked for reform of dental provision. While it won’t be a quick fix, we can all play our part to make our voices heard and bring about change that will benefit all of us who want better access to NHS dental care. Write to your MP this week….

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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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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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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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Is it change my toothbrush weekend?

16th March 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

“When did I last change my toothbrush?” This is the question of someone who wants great oral hygiene, fresh breath and clean teeth. Should I change my toothbrush? Yes! Don’t leave it to chance. At SpaDental, we’re asking you to make sure your oral health follows a healthy routine. This means that as well as…

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A few kind words from your Hygienist

21st November 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

“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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Testimonials

Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

"Better than you could ever imagine - As always everyone involved with Spadental treats you with respect and dignity. Happy to have a friendly chat and always seem genuinely interested. I always leave the practice feeling happy- which might seem strange after just having dental treatment but that's the affect all the team always seem to have on me. Arranged a follow up appointment the very next day, as a cancellation had just come in.…

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SpaDental Chard - patients' compliments

"Lovely staff - I have been with you for 17 years and I am still coming to you. Every one is so helpful and always talks to you." LE Thank you for your reviews The staff at SpaDental Chard feel proud to read your reviews. Your lovely comments, and  your good opinion mean a lot to us. We appreciate the time and thought you put into writing about how your visit to the dentist went.…

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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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From 16th June, 2022

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