8th April 2022 | 0 comments

Thankfully dental trauma is not a common occurrence, but when dental accidents do occur they are often complicated to correct.  Dental trauma can happen due to a fall, being hit by a flying object, or car crash to name a few. This patient experienced a significant dental trauma when she...

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What is the difference between dental plaque and dental tartar?

28th April 2021 | 0 comments

You hear these terms from the dentist and hygienist, but do you know the difference between dental plaque and dental tartar? Everyone has bacteria in their mouth.  Dental plaque is a soft, sticky film that forms on the teeth from an accumulation of bacteria.  It is the cause of the...

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What are the signs of tooth decay?

11th March 2021 | 0 comments

Most of us have had the experience of needing a dental filling due to tooth decay at some point in our lives.  This decay can happen for a variety of reasons but is primarily due the frequency and types of food and drink choices that we make.  Snacking on sugary...

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The Importance of Tackling Gum Disease

18th February 2021 | 0 comments

An article published recently in the New York Post (COVID-19 patients with gum disease more likely to die: study ( details a recent study which found links between gum disease (periodontal disease) and the severity of Coronavirus. The study of more than 500 patients found that those with poor gum...

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Carrying on with the “New normal” at barker dental care

25th September 2020 | 0 comments

We are really pleased that with a lot of effort and hard work we now have everything in place so that we can resume a more normal level of service at Barker Dental Care. As you will probably be aware, the new dental industry guidelines for providing dental care require...

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Teeth Are For Life Not Just For Christmas

23rd November 2017 | 0 comments

  As the Christmas season approaches, we often get in a hurry to get things done.  There is a lot of shopping, cooking, entertaining, wrapping presents, socializing and errand running this time of year which means that we may not always be as careful as we should be in the...

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How Effective Is Your Child’s Oral Hygiene Routine?

3rd October 2017 | 0 comments

Parents often struggle getting children to brush their teeth.  However having an effective oral hygiene routine in place at an early age is essential to helping your children maintain good dental health as they age.  It is encouraged to start a tooth brushing routine as soon as your child’s first...

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17th August 2017 | 0 comments

Tim is now a Fastbraces® Master Provider. Fastbraces® are a revolutionary tooth straightening technique which is fast, safe, easy, and affordable and can be used by both adults and children.   Fastbraces®use discreet patented brackets and wires to move both the teeth and roots together, achieving quick and effective results, usually...

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Have You Had A Dental Examination Recently?

28th June 2017 | 0 comments

We often do not know what is happening in our own mouths in terms of our dental health.  We cannot see all surfaces of our teeth or gums and are not dentally trained to know what we are looking for or what we are looking at.   This is why it...

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Facial Aesthetic Treatment For Wrinkles

10th May 2017 | 0 comments

Wrinkles can be cute, but if you are not happy with yours, we offer treatments that can help.  Our Facial aesthetic treatments can soften lines and reduce wrinkles, giving you a more youthful, refreshed appearance.  Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. As people get older, their skin...

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Do You Want Straight Teeth? Fastbraces® Could Be The Answer

28th April 2017 | 0 comments

Fastbraces® are a revolutionary tooth straightening technique which is fast, safe, easy, and affordable and can be used by both adults and children.  Fastbraces® use discreet patented brackets and wires to move both the teeth and roots together, achieving quick and effective results, usually in 3-12 months of treatment.  This technology...

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Keep Calm & Be Prepared

24th March 2017 | 0 comments

It is that time of year again for our annual medical emergency training.  This is just one aspect of the training that we undertake at Barker Dental Care to ensure that we are providing our patients with expert dental treatment in a well-equipped and safe environment by staff who are...

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Give Your Smile The Royal Treatment

1st February 2017 | 0 comments

  Protecting your teeth is our number one goal.  However, in addition to ensuring that your mouth is healthy, intact, and functions well, we also want you to be aware of the variety of treatments available to improve and beautify your smile.  Your smile will naturally begin to show signs...

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New Year, New You…..

6th January 2017 | 0 comments

It’s that time of year when we make our New Year’s resolutions:  eat healthier, exercise more, quit smoking, quit drinking, spend more time with family, save money, ….   As a part of your New Year’s resolutions this year make sure that improving your dental health is one of your priorities. ...

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Importance of Dental X-rays

13th December 2016 | 0 comments

A dental x-ray is an invaluable tool which can provide information about your teeth that cannot be seen by clinical examination alone.  Early tooth decay may not show any outward physical sign meaning that the tooth can look completely healthy to the naked eye.  A dental x-ray allows the dentist to...

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Do You Have A Bad Bite?

6th October 2016 | 0 comments

The way your teeth fit together is known as occlusion.  The occlusion of your teeth can affect your gums, your teeth, your jaw joint, your jaw muscles, your neck and head, your ability to chew, and your oral health.  The ideal dental bite is one where your upper front teeth...

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Do You Have Tooth Wear?

8th September 2016 | 0 comments

Teeth are often worn down or chipped because of a poorly positioned bite and/or due to natural wear and tear on teeth over time.  While a certain amount of tooth wear is normal as we age, our dentists are very concerned with the presence of accelerated tooth wear.  This premature...

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To Floss Or Not To Floss?

10th August 2016 | 0 comments

  That is the question of the moment. Recently there has been conflicting evidence presented in the press regarding the use of dental floss. A US investigation released at the beginning of August surmises that there is no evidence or proof that flossing prevents gum disease or stops cavities, and...

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Cracks In Teeth

19th July 2016 | 0 comments

One of the many things that our dentists check for during a routine dental examination is cracks in teeth.  Cracks in teeth can sometimes last as they are for quite a long time, but the crack itself indicates that the natural tooth structure is compromised.  The pictures below point out...

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Air Flow Cleaning

1st June 2016 | 0 comments

We now offer Air Flow cleaning at Barker Dental Care.  This innovative technique cleans and polishes the teeth with a mix of water, compressed air and fine powder particles and offers several benefits over traditional professional cleaning methods. Improved cleaning–A powerful yet controlled jet of water, air and fine powder...

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Top 5 Dental Tips For A Healthy Mouth And Beautiful Smile

3rd May 2016 | 0 comments

1. Visit Your Dentist Regularly. This is one of the most important things that you can do to help keep your mouth healthy. By having regular dental check-ups, you will catch problems such as decay, gum disease, trauma, or oral cancer at an early stage when it is more easily...

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Is Bad Breath a Problem for You?

14th April 2016 | 0 comments

If so, you are not alone. Bad breath is a very common problem and can be due to a variety of causes. Eating strong smelling foods, such as garlic, onions, coffee; smoking; dry mouth; and/or a lack of proper oral hygiene can all contribute to the problem of bad breath....

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When Was Your Last Dental Exam?

22nd March 2016 | 0 comments

Having regular dental exams is one of the best things you can do to ensure the health of your teeth and mouth. At your examination, our dentists will: 1.) Check for and assess your risk of oral cancer. This involves a thorough check of the soft tissues of your mouth...

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Do You Suffer With Teeth Sensitivity?

19th January 2016 | 0 comments

If so your teeth might be trying to tell you something.  Patients can often experience teeth sensitivity with hot or cold drinks/food, when biting down on a particular tooth, or even when brushing/flossing.  There are a variety of causes for sensitivity such as a dying nerve in a tooth, a...

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Tim Completed Basil Mizrahi Course

2nd December 2015 | 0 comments

  Tim completed the year-long hands-on comprehensive aesthetic and restorative dentistry course with Dr. Basil Mizrahi in Harley Street, London at the end of November.  Dr. Mizrahi is a specialist in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.  In this course, Tim undertook in-depth training on the fine art of cosmetic dentistry, in...

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Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

10th November 2015 | 0 comments

Are You Mouth Aware?...

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Fastbraces Orthodontics

13th October 2015 | 0 comments

Fastbraces® are a revolutionary tooth straightening technique that is fast, safe, and affordable. While Fastbraces® does utilize brackets and a wire to move teeth, the difference to traditional orthodontics is that Fastbraces® can achieve results in a much shorter time and at a lower cost to you. This is because...

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Black Triangle Gaps

3rd September 2015 | 0 comments

In some cases, relatively minor adjustments to someone’s teeth can transform their smile.  In this case, the patient had a “black triangle” gap in-between their top front teeth.  The patient asked Tim Barker what could be done in this situation.  The answer was that this black triangle gap can be...

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Barker Dental Tea For Charity

11th August 2015 | 0 comments

One of our lovely patients puts on afternoon teas to raise money for the charity Look Good Feel Better. LGFB conducts workshops to help women who are undergoing cancer treatment face this ordeal with confidence. This past Saturday we had a Barker Dental Care afternoon tea party. As well as...

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Does Your Smile Make The Right First Impression?

11th June 2015 | 0 comments

First impressions are important, and your smile can be one of your most important assets.  At Barker Dental Care, we offer a FREE smile consultation.  Give us a ring today to see what treatments we offer to enhance your smile. ...

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National Smile Month

27th May 2015 | 0 comments

It’s National Smile Month. To keep your smile in tip-top condition, 1.) Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste; 2.) Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks; and 3.) Visit the dentist regularly,...

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Do You Floss?

6th May 2015 | 0 comments

Flossing is one of those good habits we all need to develop.   It is particularly important for cleaning those areas that a toothbrush cannot reach.   Just like brushing your teeth twice a day, regularly flossing your teeth can have a significant impact on reducing gum disease and improving the overall health...

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Happy Easter

2nd April 2015 | 0 comments

We all love Easter Eggs at this time of year, but like many holidays, Easter can be a time when we indulge in eating too many sweets. We need to keep in mind the effect that this can have on our teeth and on our smile. From a dental perspective,...

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What is the difference? Amalgam vs. Tooth-Coloured Fillings

1st April 2015 | 0 comments

At Barker Dental Care, tooth-coloured or white fillings are the standard restoration for a tooth with decay where a filling is the most appropriate treatment. While metal or amalgam fillings used to be the standard treatment for filling cavities, it is no longer considered the best method and is prone...

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Medical Emergency Training

5th March 2015 | 0 comments

We had our annual medical emergency training at the practice this past Wednesday with our superb trainer, John. John has been conducting our training sessions for several years now, and as well as being a qualified paramedic, he holds several postgraduate degrees in the field of medical education. Our medical...

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