News about Healthy Eating

A sunny smile with increased vitamin D

26th March 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

After this winter we’re all looking forward to spending more time outside, not just in the garden, but a bit further afield too. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and feeling thankful for the science that’s getting vaccines into our arms. Getting outside in brighter weather is such a mood lifter, bringing out our sunny smiles….

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3D delts or healthy teeth?

25th February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Are 3D delts and 6 pack abs on your fitness agenda? Then you’ll be pleased gyms are set, fingers crossed, to open up again on April 12th. This means you won’t be stuck at home doing those shoulder presses alone. You’ll be able to get back to the heavy duty equipment. And the albeit distant…

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1/11 people are diabetic – World Diabetes Day 2020

13th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Diabetes Day is to raise awareness of the challenges of living with diabetes, as well as helping people to reduce their chance of becoming diabetic. “In the UK, nearly five million people live with diabetes. This is twice as many as 20 years ago. For the 36,000 children and young people…

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Taking action to reduce mouth cancer risk

29th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month. Mouth Cancer Action helps raise awareness of this disease that killed over 2,700 people in the UK last year. Because life-style choices can increase our chances of developing mouth cancer, this month is a special reminder to assess our habits, and reduce our mouth cancer risk. And don’t forget…

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Decrease dental decay with 3 simple steps.

23rd January 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Published figures provide statistical evidence that the number of children needing extractions because of dental decay decreases each year.  Which sounds like great news. But in actual fact, taken as a percentage of the population from 0-19 years old, apparently the last set of statistical records showed no change from the year before. Which is…

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Understanding how a vegan diet affects oral health.

10th January 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Since January 2014, “Veganuary” encourages people to learn more about embracing a vegan life-style. Advantages are that it reduces animal suffering, promotes a conscious appreciation of our planet and can have considerable health benefits. As dentists can tell a lot about what we eat from just looking at our teeth, we’re interested in how a…

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3 oral health benefits of walking your dog

5th January 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Just as dogs need regular exercise, so do we! There are even oral health benefits for people from walking the dog! The benefits of walking your dog include: #1 – Developing good habits and routines Dogs enjoy routines. They know when you’re late feeding them and when they haven’t been taken out for the walk…

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SpaDental wishes you a happy and safe new year!

31st December 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Wishing everyone a healthy, happy and safe new year! We sincerely hope that you’ll have a wonderful new year with your family and friends, full of happiness and joy. In particular, we sincerely hope that you stay healthy and have a safe new year, with no need to access our emergency services.   That said,…

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Screen time damages children’s teeth.

14th January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Earlier this month, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) published a report advising parents not to worry about screen time. Screen time itself is not a bad thing, the report suggests, so long as it’s under control. Undeniably, time spent using a screen is very much part of modern life. Yet as…

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Beat the back to school packed lunch challenge!

5th January 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

  Game on! The back to school packed lunch challenge is a tough one! There’s a lot in the news about children and sugar. Children need our help. With so much choice around and so much pressure from advertising and retailers, it’s not surprising that we’re all tempted to eat products with little or no…

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Educate for life – exercise and food choice matter.

12th November 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

School meals are still a hot topic. School meals have changed for the better. Media focus on the benefits of a good school meal means that the standard of school dinners is definitely much better now than it used to be.  Nowadays, schools are serving meals that are not only tasty but healthy too. As…

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Schools fitness week is back.

9th September 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

When Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) asked us to spread the word, how could we say no? We want kids who are fit in body, mind and mouth! So here’s the news: Schools Fitness Week is back! Schools fitness week encourages kids to have fun exercising! Joe Wicks is streaming a live workout on his…

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The back to school packed lunch challenge

28th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

After the sunniest of summer holidays, it’s nearly September, and the school packed lunch challenge begins again! Day after day, throughout the school term, it’s hard to keep getting meals ready. It isn’t easy making something the children like, that fills them up, and is healthy too! Why do some families opt for school packed…

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Increasing number of children have type 2 diabetes.

20th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Update: In 2019, 1/11 people are diabetic worldwide because type 2 diabetes is increasing. What is type 2 diabetes? In the past, type 2 diabetes was a condition that adults got. A problem that developed with age; a problem often associated with weight gain and even called “adult-onset diabetes”. But times are changing. Type 2…

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Government action plan targeting childhood obesity.

14th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

“The rise in severe obesity and widening health inequalities highlight why bold measures are needed to tackle this threat to our children’s health.”The chief nutritionist at Public Health England (PHE). Earlier this year, we saw the introduction of the “sugar tax”, tackling sugary drinks with the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL). This was followed in June…

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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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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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Healthy children become healthy adults.

1st June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Both SpaDental Plymouth and SpaDental Whitchurch have hosted Children’s Days this week. We aim to nurture dentally healthy children. Yet it’s a time when, once again, there’s been a lot about children’s health in the news. The focus? The number of children who are overweight and obese. As dentists, we’re concerned because unhealthy eating habits…

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Sugar habit? The UK sugar tax kicks in today

6th April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We need to kick our sugar habit because there are still too many children having bad teeth removed in our hospitals, and obesity is an increasing health problem. Junk food ads? A year on from the sugar tax – April 2019 The tax begins that will help us to curb our sugar intake. No longer…

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Too many sweet treats?

2nd April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Sweet choices We’ve just enjoyed the sweet treats of Easter… …lots of sugar-laden ‘goodies’ ranging from beautifully wrapped eggs to seasonal shaped chocolates… lots of chocolates, often with sticky fillings. In the UK we love our festive chocolate! But we’re not alone. Many celebrations around the world also include sweet delicacies of one kind or…

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Getting five a day is easier than it sounds.

21st March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

We’ve all read that we should be getting five portions of fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Here are some explainers and tips on how to add natural colour to our menu. Why are veg and fruit so good for us? they’re a great source of vitamins and minerals dietary fibre helps keep…

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More tips for cutting down sugar

8th February 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

For the second year running, Cancer Research is using the month of February to promote the advantages of cutting down sugar. Cancer Research is one of the organisations that is fighting the battle against our ever-increasing consumption of sugar. Here are their top five reasons for cutting down sugar. Or even better, cutting it out!…

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Encouraging Healthy Eating for Obesity Awareness, 2018

8th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

National Obesity Awareness Week begins today The aim? To improve the health of the nation, through encouraging healthy eating, less snacking, and more exercise What’s the problem? According to the NHS: “The term “obese” describes a person who’s very overweight, with a lot of body fat. It’s a common problem in the UK that’s estimated to affect around…

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The packed lunch challenge

3rd January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

After the winter holiday, our kids are back in school, and the packed lunch challenge is on again! It’s a tough one! Change4Life has launched its new campaign to remind us that too much sugar is bad for our bodies and bad for our teeth:  “Children in England are eating nearly three times the recommended…

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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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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. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…

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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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