Fast fact Smoking and periodontal disease If you smoke, you are four more times likely to have periodontal (gum) disease as someone who has never smoked.
“I have been a patient of Dr Alan Macdonald for approx. 45 years. I am a nervous patient when it comes to dental works and Dr Macdonald has always been very kind, speedy, and sensitive to this. I hope he never retires because I don’t want to go to anyone else. My son and all of his family feel the same way!” Esther Brown Read more testimonials by clicking here
Do you grind your teeth? Some symptoms of grinding are: - A sore, tired jaw - Sensitive teeth - Loose teeth - Earaches - Neck aches - Clicking sounds when you open your mouth - Headaches - Severely worn and chipped teeth Although we often think teeth grinding happens in their sleep, it can happen at any time. Grinding your teeth is called bruxism. Stress is usually the most probable cause but often times the reason for the habit is unknown. When you grind your teeth you are causing much more damage then you realize. Teeth grinding can caused chipped enamel, worn-down teeth, cracked teeth, periodontal problems and damage to any work that has been already completed in your mouth. If action isn’t taken fast, bruxism may lead to jaw muscle or joint problems, some cases loss of teeth. The best treatment for grinding is a mouth guard. Bite adjustment, stress reduction, medication, and repairing damaged teeth may also be [...]
“Dr. Alan Macdonald’s practice continues to be excellent! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable; always making sure that one’s visit is comfortable. They work efficiently and gently, preparing one for procedures, explaining when necessary, and continuing to care. I have in the past and continue to recommend this practice to others. I leave this office as a happy patient knowing that my dental health has been professionally addressed!” Judy Martin Read more testimonials by clicking here
Sealants for children Sealants are one of the best ways to protect your child’s teeth. Sealants that are used on your child’s teeth are a clear or tooth colored coating (sealant) that is bonded to the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars. This forms a hard coating to protect your child from food and bacteria in the grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Children should have sealants to protect their molars and premolars, on average a typical toothbrush cannot get into the grooves of these teeth so it is crucial to protect them with sealants, otherwise their teeth can be exposed to bacteria and decay resulting in tooth loss or costly procedures. Many insurance companies will cover if not all, or most of the costs for sealants. A good age to bring your child in for sealants would be between 5-7 when their 6 year molars come in, and 11-14 when their 12 year molars erupt. As [...]
Feeling anxious about dental treatment? Our office offers treatment to help relieve dentistry- related anxiety. As you use nitrous oxide, your feelings of anxiety will disappear. Some patients have described the feeling as floating. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is used in combination with pure oxygen to give you a calming effect that lasts only as long as your procedure. Nitrous is completely safe; it is recognized as the safest sedative used in dentistry today. While we know some children experiencing the dentist for the first few times may have extra worry, nitrous oxide is the safest most effective form of sedation to relieve your child’s fears and ensure you child has a positive experience. Nitrous oxide is fast acting, recovery time is short, and your level of sedation can be easily adjusted to your need. Read more Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dr. Alan Macdonald´s Activities 1 1/2 days a month: - Dr. Alan Macdonald is attending a new stem cell oral bone regeneration clinic one and a half days per month at University Buffalo. - Dr. Alan Macdonald teaches other dentists 2 days/mouth orthodontics.