SpaDental News

Home working away from your dentist?

30th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Many of us have changed the way we work this year, and with that the location of our place of work. If you live in a rural location, the chances are you, or some of your friends, have had family from one of the big cities staying. Or perhaps you know of a house nearby…

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The top ten dental gifts for 2020

29th November 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

If you’re shopping for either presents or stocking fillers, here’s a list of our top ten dental gifts. Do you agree that there are only so many candle holders we need in our lives? And you gave socks last year, so that’s out. These days, as we try to reduce waste and de-clutter our lives,…

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Understanding NHS dental charges from December 2020

24th November 2020 | Christopher Hilling

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The information on this page explains what we may have to pay for our NHS dental treatment to help our understanding of NHS dental charges each year, and how fees change. Read more about…

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NHS dental charges 2020-2021 up by 5% from 14th December

24th November 2020 | Christopher Hilling

From 14th December 2020, NHS fees increase by 5%. The increase comes after a freeze of NHS dental fees because of the coronavirus lockdown and closure of dental practices. “The 5% increase marks the fifth and final year of the Spending Review 2015 commitment to annually uplift dental patient charges by 5% for the duration…

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My filling fell out! What do I do?

19th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Find answers here to our most asked question: “My filling fell out. What next?” Coronavirus (Covid-19) update: Because of the current pandemic, and because placing fillings creates an aerosol effect that can contribute to the spread of the virus, dentists currently need to wear full PPE for this otherwise routine treatment. Find out why dentists…

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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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Avoid dental emergencies – 13 tips for the 13th

13th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

How’s your day going? It doesn’t come around too often, Friday 13th. In fact, the good news is that there can only be a maximum of three in a year. Now, during a lockdown we may feel as though we’re in a safer environment. But accidents around the home and garden happen too, rather a…

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Meet Laura Watson – Practice Manager

10th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Practice Manager has recently joined the SpaDental teams in SpaDental Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Tewkesbury. Laura grew up on the outskirts of Birmingham and then lived in North Wales before settling in Gloucestershire. With over ten years of experience in the dental sector as a nurse and as a practice manager, she brings experience and enthusiasm,…

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Your dental care during November lockdown

3rd November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

During the November lockdown, we want to let you know that dentists are still open.  During the lockdown that began in March of this year, dentists were shut down. However, recognising that dental practices have rigorous operating procedures in place to control the spread of Covid-19, we can stay open during the November lockdown. Government…

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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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Telephone consultation with the dentist is NHS guideline

28th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

You may not have been expecting to have a telephone consultation with your dentist. A year ago, we wouldn’t have dreamed this would be how we’re ‘seeing’ our patients. But telephone consultations are an essential part of how we’re managing to help you to maintain your oral health, while at the same time protecting you…

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FAQ: Will a crown repair my tooth?

17th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

While nothing beats the strength and appearance of our own real, healthy teeth, crowns repair a variety of dental problems. What is a crown? A crown is a custom-made tooth replacement that is cemented over a reduced part of your own tooth.  Sometimes a post is inserted to support the crown. Because it’s a fixed…

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Meet Nader Botros – SpaDental Ledbury and Ross on Wye

5th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re delighted to welcome dentist to SpaDental. Nader joined SpaDental earlier this month, and he’s enjoying getting to know his new patients in Ledbury and Ross on Wye. A skilled hand, an aesthetic eye Two qualities that make a great dentist! Nader has been working as a dentist for over twelve years. Developing his general…

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Share a poem or two during tooth-brushing time today

1st October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Today we’re celebrating National Poetry Day. Many of us think of poetry as something we had to suffer through at school, then never read again. But have you noticed how many advertisements these days are using poetry? That’s because it’s memorable and makes a point in as few words as possible. Humorous poems and serious…

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FAQ: Do I need my wisdom teeth out?

27th September 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

The thing about wisdom teeth, is that they’re not a problem until they are. Yet because of the location and size of wisdom teeth, they’re more likely to play up than other teeth. If they cause pain, swelling or the dentist tells us they’re impacted, then its better to have those wisdom teeth removed rather…

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Did lockdown damage my teeth? 3 possible problems

23rd September 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As we wonder whether we’ll end up in another lockdown (let’s try to make sure that doesn’t happen) we’re able to reflect on the last one. Please take the time now we’re open again to follow up on your oral health. Make an appointment, check for concerns and fix any lockdown damage. Dentists fear a…

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Advice for nervous patients who need a dentist.

8th September 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Most people don’t like the dentist. The good news is that people who are dentists know that, and don’t take it personally. It may not help you to know that dentists are friendly, caring and sympathetic people, but they are and they genuinely want you to have a comfortable mouth and a healthy smile. The…

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Back to school tooth care answers for children

31st August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This year, parents are asking a lot of health-related questions as they prepare their children to go back to school. With new measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, school may seem different for children. However, children are flexible, listen to explanations and respond to reminders. They will soon adapt to their new…

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2020 late summer bank holiday pharmacy hours

28th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

The SpaDental team wishes everyone an enjoyable long weekend. The 2020 late summer bank holiday is on Monday August 31st. Selected pharmacies are open and you can find out which pharmacies are open and when here. We very much hope that you won’t need any of the information here, but we’re sharing it with you…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist “kind and gentle”

28th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

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…

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Look after your NHS Dental Registration post coronavirus.

22nd August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

During the COVID-19 lockdown, dental practices were closed and emergency and urgent care only was available through the NHS in special centres. Now our practices are open again, there’s a high demand for treatment. Your NHS dental registration with a practice you trust is a valuable thing. Please treasure it. Keep your appointment to keep…

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Why do patients prefer independent dental care?

19th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

More and more people are recognising the benefits of independent dental care. Our expectations of how our teeth should function and look are very different this century to last century. The best way to have a healthy and attractive smile, it to take responsibility. This is what independent dentistry is all about. Preventive care and,…

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I think I’ve got an abscess in my mouth! What do I do now?

13th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update Our dental practices have resumed face-to-face treatment. Please note, however, that access to the premises is strictly by appointment only. We welcome patients, new patients and visitors to the area to get in touch so we can assess your needs, and offer help. Please contact us through our advice and triage service….

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Can oral infections cause sepsis?

12th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update Our dental practices have resumed face-to-face treatment. Please note, however, that access to the premises is strictly by appointment only. We welcome patients, new patients and visitors to the area to get in touch so we can assess your needs, and offer help. Please contact us through our advice and triage service….

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Can hot weather hurt teeth? Summer survival tips.

11th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Yesterday felt so hot in the UK it took me by surprise! It made me remember how easy it is to underestimate the impact a heatwave can have on our health. We know that high temperatures can be damaging, even deadly. We’ve read articles about using sun-screen and when to exercise safely. It’s good to…

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Testimonials

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

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 was in pain arriving for my appointment.  This…

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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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Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces two 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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8th November, 2020

Yes, we are still open!

As lockdown continues, our dental services continue without interruption. We're here to help you receive the face-to-face care you need from your dental team.

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