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 2018

We would like to wish all of our patients a very Happy New Year! It was a busy year at Horbury Dental Care and Implant Clinic in 2017 with lot’s of exciting things going on, let’s take a look back at some of our biggest achievements of 2017….


Our winning of the Best Team -North East award at the Dentistry Awards was published in the Dentistry magazine which featured a short interview with our practice Director Mark Willings.


Horbury Dental Care sponsored the Silcoates Rugby tour of South Africa, we love to support our local schools! Keeping up with technology - we introduced patient WI-FI to our waiting areas.Our most exciting announcement of March was the opening of surgery 10 – our dedicated hygiene surgery!



One of our receptionists Catherine took part in the Wakefield 10K to raise money for Wakefield Hospice Louise, a dental nurse here at Horbury tied the knot with her now husband LewisWe celebrated National Pet Day with a funky collage of all our staff pets from Horbury Dental Care.


Our reception team attended the BDA training day in London – we pride ourselves on delivering world class service! We celebrated National Smile Month by posting hints, tips and information on keeping your mouth healthy on our Facebook page.


Team HDC hiked the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise money for Wakefield Hospice and completed it in 12 gruelling hours! We visited Silcoates school to take part in career day to give career advice to the Year 10 students.


Harriet Willings, daughter of practice owner Mark Willings graduated as a fully qualified dentist from Newcastle University - Harriet marks the 5th generation of dentists in the Willings family!


We hit the 200 ‘like’ mark on our Facebook page! We held an summer prize draw that included an electric toothbrush and hygiene kit – look out for more give away’s on our Facebook page.


Belinda, a dental nurse here at HDC got married at the wonderful Wentbridge House to her partner Rich


We held our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money to beat cancer – it was a success as ususal!


November marks Mouth Cancer Awareness Month – in order to raise awareness we posted tips, facts and advice on our Facebook page throughout the month

Staff at HDC hosted a careers evening in partnership with Wakefield Girls High School. Students from the school attended the practice and were given talks on dentistry and shown a ‘hands on’ idea of what it would be like to be a dentist.


Staff at HDC celebrated Christmas by attending a Yurt party in Harrogate, an amazing night was had by all!

Now we are at the start of 2018 – who knows what is in store for HDC this year! Here are a few ‘New Years Resolution’ ideas for our patients….


Start your new year with a new toothbrush. If, like many people, you stick with the same toothbrush until the bristles are looking really worn, you have probably not been getting rid of the bacteria that accumulates on the gums, potentially leading to gum disease. A toothbrush (or electric brush head) should be replaced at least every three months to ensure efficient cleaning of both the teeth and gums.

Interdental Cleaning

Probably not high on people’s new year ‘to do’ list, but if you don’t already, add dental floss or interdental brushes to your next shopping list. This is probably one of the biggest things that you can do to improve your oral health, yet only around one in five of us currently do this. Although it may appear tricky at first, many patients at Horbury Dental Care who have been shown how to floss correctly, find it an easy task to perform and have been surprised at the benefits it has provided.

Cut down the sugar

Increasingly, sugar is being seen as a major threat to our health. This not only applies to medical conditions such as diabetes, which in itself also causes dental issues, but also to our oral health. Sugar consumption is known to cause tooth decay, but also provides fuel for the bacteria that lead to gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. By reducing your sugar consumption, you also increase the chances of having healthy teeth and gums.

Come and say hello!

If you live in the West Yorkshire area, why not consider taking advantage of the services that we offer at our modern dental practice. Along with offering excellent oral health care provision for all the family, we also offer specialist dentistry along with many modern tooth replacement systems such as dental implants, that can really help you to have an attractive and confident smile.


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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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