June 2017


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I like coming to see Dr. MacDonald because... "He always has a joke to tell. He has a Nintendo and the nurses are kind and caring about our teeth show up. Has a water fountain and a bunch of posters including a cool bear and a Good Kids Club. I think that everyone should be as kind as Dr. Macdonald and nurses. Rachel"

By | June 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments


If yellowed or stained teeth are keeping you from looking and feeling your best, cosmetic whitening may be the answer you are looking for. Our clinics offer different types of whitening, including a custom bleaching kit, the Kor Whitening System and Liquid Smile whitening pens, which can all be done conveniently at home and provide beautiful, professional results. Read the information about all the Services that we provide.

By | June 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments


I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because... "He is cool!"   Andrew, 7 years old

By | June 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments


Our Caledonia and Simcoe clinics offer a variety of oral surgeries, including bone grafting. Oral surgery can be required for many reasons including accidents, dental implants, advanced tooth decay, nerve death in the tooth, abscess of tooth or gum tissue, impaction (particularly of wisdom teeth), insufficient room for permanent teeth to erupt, insufficient space for orthodontic appliances, alleviation of periodontal pockets and certain gum disease, crown lengthening, and cosmetic gum lifts to improve a smile. Read more

By | June 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments


The sulcabrush is a single-tuft brush designed to clean teeth effectively, near the gum line. Used in conjunction with dental floss, the brush can strengthen your oral hygiene routine, by helping remove plaque and reducing the chances of developing gingivitis. Used correctly, it provides a gentle scrubbing around the base of your teeth to remove plaque and massage and strengthen the gum. It is recommended for individuals who have difficulty flossing as a way to support and enhance their daily flossing regimen. Sulcabrush is perfect for cleaning around crowns, bridges, dental implants and orthodontic bands. Services that we offer.

By | June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments


Implants are to replace missing teeth. An implant consists of one or more artificial metal ‘roots’ in your jawbone and artificial teeth. They look, feel and perform just like natural teeth. What to Expect The implant is placed into the jawbone at the time of a natural tooth extraction or anytime later. Local anesthetic will be used to allow the procedure to be pain free, and sedation is also available. You will be given pain medication and antibiotics, as well as a chlorhexiadine rinse to be used. There may be a metal healing abutment (looks like a small metal dome) covering the implant during integration (attachment) with your jawbone. After the initial surgery, it will take 4-6 months for the bone in your jaw to grow and fuse to the implant, during which time you may have a temporary tooth. Once the gum has healed a final impression will be taken and sent to a lab where the final replacement [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments


If you have a dental emergency it is crucial to contact your dental office as soon as possible. If you had an injury to the mouth you know a trip to the dentist is immediately required. However, how do you know when emergency dental work is needed? If you experience any of these problems below you should contact your dentist immediately. • If you lose a tooth in injury • Broken or chipped tooth • Broken brace wires • Swelling and pain should never be ignored Some problems that don’t require immediate attention but still require attention include: • Lose teeth ( could be a sign of disease) • Bleeding gums • Children who lose a primary tooth may need an spacer to stop other teeth from drifting For a full list and explanations speak to any of our team to help get the knowledge you require. Email us at or for more information.

By | June 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments


Wisdom teeth, which are commonly known to cause dental problems, are the last permanent teeth to erupt in a patients late teens or early twenties. Not everyone needs to have these teeth removed, but removal can take care of symptoms you currently have or prevent future problems. Some problems that can occur with wisdom teeth are gum infection and disease, tooth decay, root resorption, cysts and poor positioning in relation to your other teeth. It is recommended to remove them early because the older you are, the more formed the roots of these teeth become. Our clinics also offer extractions of other primary and permanent teeth if it is determined that they need to be removed. This can be done with local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. The need for extractions can be diagnosed at your regular dental cleaning appointments. Read more.

By | June 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments


Chipped teeth should always be evaluated by a dentist to ensure the damage is assessed correctly. Depending on the size and location of the chip, there are a number of solutions available. • Enamel Shaping…A reshaping of the tooth to smooth the chip out • Bonding… A quick solution for small chips that can be done in one quick visit. The dentist bonds a tooth- colored agent to the chipped area to mask the chip. • Crowns… Crowns cover the chewing surface of a tooth and best suited for chips in the molars. They are custom fitted to your teeth. • Veneers… Custom made porcelain veneers are fitted to your teeth to cover imperfections. Contact us for a free evaluation.

By | June 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments