Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Most us feel some level of anxiety when preparing for a visit to see our dentist. For some this anxiety can be so great it can stop them visiting all together.

We want you to know that we understand this and we all have to be patients from time to time so we work hard to make your visit as pleasant and as relaxed as possible.

Selection of dental hygiene products available from Barrington Dental Care in Altrincham for the prevention of gum disease

To floss or not to floss. Is that the question?

Much has been said yesterday regarding the ineffectiveness of flossing following a report from the United States questioning it’s true benefits in reducing gum disease and tooth decay. The worrying thing about this story is the potential for media outlets to misinform the general public who will not investigate the ‘science’ behind the study.

Gum disease and tooth decay affect the biting surfaces and those in between your teeth due to the nature of the anatomy.

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy and Oral health

Some women get swollen and sore gums, which may bleed, in pregnancy. Bleeding gums are caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth. It is the world’s most prevalent disease. During pregnancy, however, hormonal changes can make your gums more vulnerable to plaque, leading to increased inflammation and bleeding.

Nervous about seeing the dentist?

We understand that a visit to the dentist can make some people anxious. We work with you to understand your problems and work together to help you achieve that healthy mouth. Dr Rachel Gibbs has a special interest in Sedation Dentistry and has great reputation for putting her patients at ease and providing the best experience possible.


Barrington Dental Care will remain OPEN during the National Lockdown in January 2021, albeit at a reduced capacity to adhere to the regulations set by the Department of Health. Please note that our practice opening hours have changed. Our usual out of hours cover is still available to patients.