SpaDental News

Tackling single use plastics in dental care

22nd April 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

The need for research and dialogue There’s a reason the medical and dental industry uses plastic. A wide range of synthetic polymers have revolutionised standards of hygiene and safety. They have facilitated the delivery of all kinds of treatments, from covering a scratch to performing an organ transplant. Of course, there are other natural materials…

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Will veneers improve the appearance of my teeth?

13th April 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

Patients often ask, “Will veneers improve my teeth?” For many people who are concerned about the appearance of their teeth, veneers are often the answer they’re looking for. Veneers make a significant difference to a person’s smile because they change both the colour and the shape of our natural teeth. As every patient has individual…

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Problems and solutions for Ramadan oral health care

7th April 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

During Ramadan, oral health benefits from special attention. In this article, dentist Aryaan Khalid explains the changes that can occur in the mouth during the holy month of fasting. Below, he outlines the problems that can occur, and how best to prevent them. Problems occurring in the mouth during Ramadan Dehydration: Inadequate fluid consumption can…

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Dental health during Ramadan – some useful tips

6th April 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

Your teeth may not be top of the list of things you’ll think about during the holy month of Ramadan. But it’s a good idea to keep them in mind. You’ll want to keep up your dental routines, so that fasting doesn’t have an negative impact on your oral health. As opinions and personal preferences…

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Holiday Opening and Dental Emergency Information – April 2021

1st April 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes all of our patients a happy and safe holiday season. If you have a problem – Of course, we hope you won’t have a dental problem! No-one wants to spend a holiday weekend seeing their dentist in a professional capacity. We understand, though. SpaDental has procedures in place to help you out over…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist: Adindu Etugo

29th March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Since he began at SpaDental Whitchurch over a year ago, has become a firm favourite with his patients. Working as much as allowed throughout the pandemic, Adi has helped his patients access the care they need to feel comfortable. What happens during a new patient appointment? Read more about the Whitchurch team Adindu Etugu provides…

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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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Which filling? Amalgam or white composite?

18th March 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

What’s the choice? What are fillings made of? Most people need fillings at some point in their lives, and, thanks to improvements in technology, many patients are now choosing white composite fillings, rather than traditional silver fillings made from amalgam. Indeed, in private dentistry white fillings are the default choice and amalgam fillings are only…

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Bite-sized fun facts about giant pandas’ teeth

16th March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Today is all about pandas – the giant pandas’ teeth in particular. Well known because they’re endangered, I believe it’s true to say that although we all have a good idea of what a giant panda looks like, not many of us have ever seen a live one. I know I haven’t. Currently the only…

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Look after your NHS Dental Registration

16th March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

With dental practices implementing procedures to protect patients and staff, there is less time available for dentists to treat patients each day. Your enrolment on an NHS patient list with a practice you trust is a valuable thing. Please treasure it. In short, there are two crucial points to remember if you wish to continue…

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Choose to challenge – women in dentistry

8th March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is #Choose to Challenge. Today is a good day to look at the important role women play in dentistry. Choose to Challenge Throughout the last century, most dentists were men. Indeed, if we look at the percentage of male to female dentists over 55, it’s still predominantly male….

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A century of dental treatment: 1921 – 2021

3rd March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

This year, 2021, marks a century of dental treatment in the building at 2, Hyde Park Road. SpaDental Plymouth is proud to be keeping up the tradition, and our patients are enjoying the benefits of a hundred years of scientific progress in dentistry. A century of dental history The practice was set up in 1921,…

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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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SpaDental Group Clinical Director Appointed

22nd February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentist appointed Clinical Director of the SpaDental Group. Lucy joined SpaDental several years ago as a talented and forward-thinking member of the SpaDental Plymouth team. Subsequently she moved to our Somerset practices, SpaDental Chard and SpaDental Glastonbury. What does a clinical director do? Ensuring that our patients receive the most appropriate treatment for their individual…

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What’s fluoride varnish? And why do children need it?

18th February 2021 | 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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Dreams about teeth? We can help.

16th February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Dreams are the mystery of our subconscious. It’s surprising how many people have dreams about teeth breaking, crumbling or cracking. Sometimes it may be just one tooth falling out, that’s a common dream. Or perhaps an enormous hole opens up that makes it look, in the dream, like Durdle Door. Some people dream about all…

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Why healthy gums can help save your life

9th February 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

With growing evidence of a link between gum disease and life threatening complications of COVID-19, there has never been a more important time for us to look after our oral health. Please read our advice and guidelines from , dental hygienist at SpaDental Chard. She explains why gum health is more important than ever, and…

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Bite-sized fun facts about penguins’ mouths

20th January 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

January 20th is usually a suitably chilly day in the northern hemisphere for us to think about those natives of the southern hemisphere – penguins. Although not all penguins live in the Antarctic, and some live in much warmer waters, some species are endangered. On penguin awareness day, the focus is on protecting their food…

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SpaDental Whitchurch – January 2021 update

17th January 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

These days, it can be a challenge to keep up with what’s going on and know what’s happening. So here’s a short update. Yes, we’re open! SpaDental Whitchurch is open as usual, and we’re seeing patients for both urgent and routine treatment. If you think you are due for an appointment, we encourage you to…

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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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Home learning for children – dental info and more

7th January 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

If you’re facilitating home learning for children, I hope some of these tips will be helpful to you. With thirty years experience as a teacher and educational leader, both in the UK and overseas, I understand well the challenges and rewards of working with young people. So have fun with your children, help them to…

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Start the new year alcohol-free?

29th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re wondering what this new year will bring. What about a resolution we can make, and keep, that has lasting benefits? A good start to the year could be committing to a Dry January. It’s worth thinking about. The big question? How will life be better in the new year? Looking back at 2020, we…

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Our top dental blogs from 2020

28th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This year the messages we’ve needed to communicate have been a bit different to usual. Reviewing our top dental blogs helps us to know what matters to you. Not surprisingly, top of the list for the extraordinary year of 2020, is information to help people with dental emergencies. So here’s a quick summary of this…

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Holiday opening and emergency information: 2020 – 2021

23rd December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Wishing everyone a safe holiday season Our best wishes to you and your family, health and happiness. Please find below the holiday opening times for your SpaDental practice, and additional links to emergency information. We sincerely hope that all our patients, as well as visitors to our area, keep in good health over the holiday…

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Where’s the coronavirus hotspot in our home?

16th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Five bathroom behaviours that may spread the virus, and just two simple fixes. Keep your household safe.

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Testimonials

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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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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April, 2021

Yes, we're open!

During the current restrictions we're here to help you receive the face-to-face care you need from your dental team.

Access our free remote advice and triage service:

Private patient charges:

Patients booking new appointments will be charged at the new April rates, which are currently being updated on our website. The good news is that for new patient plans there is no longer a coronavirus surcharge on top of the treatment fees:)

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Patients often ask: