SpaDental News

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. The months of…

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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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Lion-sized teeth problems

10th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

August 10th is World Lion Day. The day aims to raise awareness of the vulnerability of lions. Big cat numbers are declining worldwide as their historic habitats shrink. As humans encroach on their territory, big cats are threatened by poachers and illegal trade. Moreover, their prey becomes harder to find. Add to this the sort…

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My tooth aches. I’m in pain. What do I do?

7th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update: During the lockdown regular dental care was restricted. Dentists are now re-opening and gradually offering a wider range of treatments. 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…

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Post-coronavirus dental appointment FAQs

4th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As our procedures have changed so we can treat patients again, our patients often have questions before their first post-coronavirus dental appointment. We thought we’d share with you our answers to the four most frequently asked questions.  Before your dental appointment, when you’re talking to one our dental team, please feel free to ask your…

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How breastfeeding helps babies’ teeth

1st August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is World Breastfeeding Week. The slogan is: “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” The Start4Life campaign highlights the “wide-ranging benefits of breastfeeding, from strengthening immunity and providing nutritional value to emotional bonding and building mental resilience.” It’s also a great time to learn a little more about how breastfeeding helps babies’ teeth develop….

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Private dental costs post-coronavirus explained

29th July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

The cost of the spread of coronavirus around the world has been, and still is, enormous. At first we focused on the tragic impact on people’s lives. Now, as we resume work, the dental sector is having to consider the financial cost of a restricted return to work after three months of compulsory closure. Once…

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Why does my hygienist recommend hand scaling?

22nd July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

These days, even a regular visit to see the dental hygienist is not quite as straightforward as it used to be. This is because modern dental hygiene procedures use high speed tools with water to shift plaque. Your dentist may recommend hand scaling as an alternative. Although this method may take a little longer and…

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Answering patient enquiries, meeting your needs

9th July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re pleased to be able to introduce you to who will be helping answer your telephone and email enquiries, as well as booking appointments. Grace joined the team just before the country went into lockdown, and has now resumed work. She has been to meet with the  staff of SpaDental Chard to observe the new…

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My filling fell out! What do I do?

5th July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Find answers here to our most asked question: “My filling fell out. What next?” And now, people also ask: “When will dentists place fillings again?” Coronavirus (Covid-19) update: During the lockdown regular dental care was restricted. Dentists are now re-opening and gradually offering a wider range of treatments. Because of the current pandemic, and because…

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When will dentists do fillings again?

29th June 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

More than any other treatment,  our patients ask, “When will dentists do fillings again?” Procedures to control the spread of Covid-19 means even a filling is no longer the standard procedure it used to be. Placing a filling now requires a new level of planning and protection. During our phased return to work, placing fillings…

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Do giraffe’s have long teeth to match their long neck?

21st June 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Yes, it’s World Giraffe Day! While those of us in the northern hemisphere celebrate the longest day, it’s the longest night south of the equator. One fact that is clear, however, is that giraffes have a very long neck. But do they have long teeth? Fun facts about giraffe’s teeth Here are some fun facts…

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Dental staff in PPE welcome patients – Tewkesbury

18th June 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

Yes, behind our masks we’re smiling.  It’s a wonderful feeling to be open again with SpaDental staff in PPE ready to greet patients in-person again. Back in work this week, we’ve been trying on our additional PPE kit, to get a feel for what it’s like working with the adaptations we have in place. So…

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What can patients expect as dentists reopen? FAQs

15th June 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As the country thoughtfully emerges from lockdown, and dentists reopen, we are beginning to see a limited number of patients for face-to-face appointments again. All service providers, from supermarkets to hairdressers and shops are having to adapt and introduce new ways of working. In a dental practice, we follow strict guidelines to keep patients and…

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Urgent care or dental emergency? FAQs

31st May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Advice to help you manage a dental emergency and urgent care when you have to stay home.

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Essential precautions to keep safe during the pandemic closure

27th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Even while we are closed for face-to-face services, our teams take phone calls and respond to emails from our patients. While many staff can work from home, some are also coming into the practices. Two of the team explain the necessary precautions they take to keep safe working on site. In the video below you…

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Acts of kindness during Mental Health Awareness Week

20th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18-22 May 2020) and the theme is ‘Kindness’ We’d like to share with you this poignant recording of “Can you hear me?” composed by Thomas Hewitt Jones. We’re particularly proud because SpaDental Practice Coordinator ‘s daughter is one of the choir singing. Please take a moment to listen and appreciate their…

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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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Updated: 2nd August 2020

We are receiving a lot of calls and messages now, and are doing our best to follow up and reply to your questions as soon as we can.

Thank you for your understanding.

During our phased return to in-person service:

Not all of our dental services are available immediately, therefore patient needs are assessed before an in-person booking is made.

Access our free remote advice and triage service:

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If you have any questions about your oral health or our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact button above, email, or by phone during normal working hours.