Introducing our other Principal Dentist Dr Gareth Nichols.

Gareth has a keen interest in Cosmetic dentistry and enjoys restoring peoples smiles. He takes pride in getting to know his patients and putting them at ease.

Gareth qualified from Leeds in 2006 and has worked much of his career in York. Alongside his role as joint owner of Pontefract Dental Care, he still works part-time training newly qualified dentists in Haxby near York.

Much of Gareth’s spare time is spent with his young family, with two young boys, life is pretty hectic!
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Do your teeth stop you from smiling?

At Pontefract Dental Care we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to bring back your confidence. Our smile makeovers can be achieved by as little as tooth whitening through to more complex treatments such as tooth alignment, composite bonding, crowns, bridges and veneers. Why not contact our friendly team to arrange a consultation on: 01977 780077
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Philips Zoom Day White Teeth Whitening

Have you ever considered tooth whitening but disliked the idea of wearing whitening trays for long periods? PDC now offers Philips Zoom Day Tooth Whitening where trays are only worn for 1 hour per day rather than overnight, yet producing the same tooth whitening effect on the teeth.

For more details please contact the practice on 01977 780077
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Summer Tooth Whitening

Have you been considering having your teeth whitened for your Summer Holidays? PDC is offering a free airflow treatment (usually £40) to all patients having tooth whitening during May. For more details please call the practice on: 01977 780077.
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Pontefract Dental Care is now the only dental practice in Pontefract offering both Denplan and Practice Plan health schemes. Both schemes help to spread the cost of dental treatment over a monthly basis, offering weekend and evening appointment times and 24/7 emergency cover in the UK and abroad. For more details please contact the practice on 01977 780077. ... See MoreSee Less

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Airflow - A scale and polish at the dentist is a routine way of removing calculus and minor staining. ‘Airlfow’ is a modern and far more effective stain removal treatment offered at PDC. The airflow involves a mild sandblasting technique and produces instant results. It is a good starting point for patients considering tooth whitening and costs £40. ... See MoreSee Less

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PDC Oral Health Education
TEA IS GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH!!

Dentists are often telling patients off for having fizzy or sugary drinks as they are harmful to your teeth.

There are some drinks that have been shown scientifically to have a positive effect on your teeth and gums, such as tea! Clear teas have been shown to be a good source of fluoride which can help prevent tooth decay and also promote gum health.

Overconsumption can cause staining, but this is often easily removed. Unfortunately, if you add sugar to your brew it is very bad for your teeth and will promote tooth decay!!!
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Simple dentistry, advanced results

For any elderly aged patient, a traumatic fall can have serious consequences. Luckily for this patient, it was nothing that could not be fixed.

At Pontefract Dental Care we aim to please. Simple composite fillings can make teeth look as good as new!!
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Do you struggle to make routine dental appointments from 9am-5pm during the week with work commitments?

Would you benefit from knowing you have a worldwide dental emergency cover and the added benefit of 20% discount from any dental treatment needed?

Pontefract Dental Care Practice Plan offers all this and includes 2 routine examinations per year with hygiene for £15 per month. Call us on 01977 780077 for more details.
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Introducing Dr John Maguire (prefers Sean) our Principal Dentist.


John specialises in root canal treatment and has just completed his Endodontic Masters after 4 years of studying. John enjoys making patients feel relaxed and trying to remove the stigma that root canal treatments can be painful and are not successful – because they are very successful and should be completely pain-free!

John began working in 2006 in Castleford where he went on to spend 11 enjoyable years at Armstrong and Haire. He went on to become a foundation dentist trainer, which involved training new graduate dentists and then became the joint owner of Pontefract Dental Care.


John was a keen rugby player for 12 years at Sandal Rugby Club in Wakefield. He retired in 2018 and recently became the proud Dad of identical twin girls.
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FIZZY IS NOT FRIENDLY!!

Fizzy drinks are the major sugar source for children from the age of 11-18 and one of the main causes of tooth decay. A common misconception is that sugar-free fizzy drinks are also not harmful to your teeth….this is in fact incorrect. Sugar-free fizzy drinks are still acidic and can cause erosion leading to tooth decay.

Try to cut out your fizzy drinks or enjoy them in moderation!! One or two per week is a safe amount.

For some great tips on helping to reduce your own or your child’s sugar intake, visit www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts/sugar
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Smile for Life
Pontefract Dental Care continues to work with the local community to encourage the dental registration of and oral health advice for children from birth. Trying to set a good example meet our very own Dr. John Maguire’s 7 month old twin girls who already love to brush.

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#infants #toothbrushes #babyteeth
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