Horbury Dental Care

At Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic our mission is to provide state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry in a relaxing & friendly environment. Our family & cosmetic dentist practice is conveniently located near Wakefield and has ample free parking and easy to access from junction 40 of the M1.

Dr. Mark Willings and his team use the latest in advanced technology and techniques to deliver premium quality dental procedures in an clinic that caters to the patient’s needs and comfort. Their greatest priority is helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile while ensuring your complete comfort and satisfaction.

Horbury Dental Implants

Teeth should last a lifetime, but sometimes they just don’t. when a tooth is damaged, decayed or falls out it is important that you get it replaced. It is important for your health and your self-confidence. Whilst you obviously lose chewing ability, a lost tooth can also create problems leading to tooth loss.

Dental implants should be considered as a primary replacement for lost teeth. Dental implants have been a successful and popular treatment for damaged or lost teeth for over 50 years. The treatment is considered more predictable than bridgework.

Dental implants quite simply substitute the roots of the missing teeth. They work as an anchor for replacement teeth or crowns.

So, what actually are the benefits of dental implants?


Firstly, and commonly the most important benefit of dental implants is self-esteem. Having a tooth missing is far more noticeable than you would expect for something just a centimeter big. But the gap it leaves can be emotionally devastating. For some people, it is so bad that the person cannot look in the mirror or even leave the house.


Secondly, and in some ways more important than the first is our health. Our health should be the main priority of our lives and dental implants provide just that. If your leave a gap in your teeth instead of getting an implant then this could lead to further infection or more teeth falling out.


Dental implants will usually rid you of the problem of poor speech. Having a missing tooth or poorly fitted dentures can cause you to slur your words or have a lisp


High-quality dental implants are extremely durable. They can last just as long as real, healthy teeth. Also, high-quality dental implants allow you to eat and chew tough foods that cheaper implants may move or break against.

Horbury Dental Care has been providing excellent, high-quality dental implants for many years. We are more than aware of how great the benefits of dental implants are.

For more information on how we can help you call now on 01924 211 234.

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5 Top Hygiene Tips

Most people want to take the best care of their teeth most also realise that regular check-ups at the dentist are important. Whilst this is undoubtedly a good step to take when looking after your teeth, there are other things that you should also be doing to achieve great oral hygiene.

Here are five of our top tips:

  1. Floss at least once a day

Flossing is not a lot of fun, but it is incredibly important for attaining good oral hygiene. Flossing allows food to be removed from your teeth in the places where your toothbrush cannot get to. This stops a build-up of bacteria which could cause problems in the long-term.

  1. Brush properly

Everybody knows that brushing your teeth at least twice a day is a good idea. When you are brushing make sure that the bristles are at a 45 degree angle and that you touch both the teeth and the gum line.

  1. Use mouthwash

Whilst mouthwash is not a substitute for regular brushing or flossing it can help to kill bacteria in your mouth as well as promote fresh breath.

  1. Try to limit fizzy drinks

Fizzy drinks not only contain a high amount of sugar; they can also have additives and colourings in them which can discolour teeth as well as give them a dull appearance.

  1. Choose calcium rich food

Getting enough calcium is really important for the health of your teeth. Particularly good foods to eat to achieve this include broccoli, yoghurt and cheese. Drinking milk is also a way of increasing your intake of calcium.

Horbury Dental Care is a family run business which has been providing high-quality dental care for over 80 years. Now in our fourth generation, we are committed as ever to delivering excellent standards of dentistry and customer service. For more information about the treatments we offer or to book an appointment please give us a call on 01924 211 234.

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Oral hygiene is very important

As well as good oral hygiene helping to prevent tooth decay and keep bad breath at bay, there are also several other benefits associated with taking dental hygiene seriously:


  1. It helps avoid the build-up of plaque

Without regular flossing and brushing, plaque can build-up on the gum line which provides an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive. This can lead to serious gum infections including gingivitis, periodontitis and trench mouth. This last condition can mean painful bleeding gums as well as ulcers forming in the gum line due to the harmful bacteria that has developed.


  1. It can help you keep your teeth

Getting into good habits now, can help you keep your teeth for longer as you get older. If you suffer from gum infection on a long-term basis, this could lead to you losing your teeth so it is important to maintain good oral hygiene now to help prevent this happening.


  1. There may be links between oral infections and other health problems

Recently conducted research has suggested there may be an association between gum infection and serious conditions such as poorly controlled diabetes, pre-term birth, heart attacks and strokes. In terms of cardiovascular disease it seems that bacteria that is present in the mouth may result in inflammation across the body, including the arteries.


Horbury Dental is a family run dental practice which delivers premium quality dental treatments to its patients. We are also able to advise on ways to achieve good oral hygiene to help take the best care of your teeth and gums. To find out more about the procedures we offer or to book an appointment please call us on 01924 211 234.


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Horbury Dental Care Hold Easter Raffle

With Easter just around the corner, Horbury Dental Care is holding an Easter raffle for our patients, with the chance to win a hamper full of great treats for the holiday period.

This is the first of many events that Horbury Dental Care are carrying out this year, including taking part in other charity events and visiting local schools, teaching them about oral health – keep a look out on our website for these updates.

The raffle is open to all our patients and all you must do is leave your details for a chance to win. The whole thing is free to enter and there are some great prizes on offer.

You can enter by placing your details in the box at reception or by visiting our Facebook page and sharing the competition post to be entered in the draw. We will randomly pick a winner on Thursday 13th April with the winners being announced as soon as possible.

We would like to wish all our patients good luck for the raffle!

Horbury Dental Care are the leading providers of private dentistry services across Wakefield. Whether you require a check-up, treatment or would like some consultancy about your oral health, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We have recently sponsored the rugby team at Silcoates Private School in Wakefield and are involved in many local community events. 

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Cold sore Advice

Most of us can claim to have had, or at least encountered a cold sore before. A cold sore is a small fluid filled blister type sore which can occur on your lips and around the mouth. They are usually preceded by a burning or itching sensation where the sore is going to appear, usually found on the corner of your lips.

These sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. This is the ‘primary infection’ of herpes simplex (usually found in childhood) where you can be quite ill; sore throat, swollen glands, headaches etc. Cold sores often come out when you’re feeling run down, under the weather, have some sort of hormone imbalance, or are suffering from stress.

Cold sores are extremely contagious and are easily spread if a person touches their cold sore and then touches other stuff too! You can spread Herpes Simplex to your eyes, other areas of your mouth (so no kissing!) and even other parts of your body! You can also develop abscesses of the ends of your fingers called herpetic whitlows.

Our advice to you.

At Horbury Dental Care we recommend that you wait until your cold sore has completely gone before attending an appointment. Not only because there is a risk of spreading it but also because your lips may be sore, dry and may crack and bleed during treatment. A cold sore will generally last 7-14 days, fortunately there are antiviral creams, such as aciclovir that you can get from a Pharmacist which can ease the pain and help the sores heal more quickly.

If you do get a cold sore and you’re due a visit to the dentist, please give us a call on 01924 211234

with as much notice as possible, and we can rearrange your appointment.

Don’t forget, keep your hands off!

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