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Monthly Archives: July 2017

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DENTAL SEALANTS – MY CHILD NEEDS THEM?

Dental sealants are a quick, easy, and relatively cheap solution for preventing cavities. Although the idea behind sealants is not new, they’re quickly becoming the go-to treatment for kids who need extra help in the dental department. WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS? Sealants are a plastic material that is placed in the pits and fissures of the chewing surfaces of your teeth, particularly the molars at the back because toothbrushes can’t reach all the way into the grooves to clean well. WHO NEEDS DENTAL SEALANTS? Kids are notoriously bad brushers and tend to ignore the problem areas in the back of the mouth that lead to cavities and decay, making them the prime target market for sealants. (However, if adults have certain problem areas that could be cured with sealants, this could be an option for them too.) Those who are more susceptible to cavities and decay – whether that is because they are genetically prone to cavities, don’t have great [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

YOUNG CHILD´S TESTIMONIAL

I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because... "He never ever hurts my mouth during check-up. He is gentle. And because he is so nice".

By | July 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

ORAL CANCER SCREENING IN CALEDONIA AND SIMCOE, ONTARIO Oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. It can be treated successfully if caught early. What to Expect Oral cancer screenings can be done quickly, easily and pain-free with every complete exam. They involve our dentist carefully examining inside the mouth, tongue, cheeks, throat, and lips for any swelling, lumps or abnormalities, red, white or grey areas and/or tenderness. The lymph nodes on the neck and jaw and the jaw joint will also be assessed. Results You will have the peace of mind that your oral health is cancer-free. If the dentist does happen to encounter a suspicious area, you will be able to treat it early before oral cancer spreads.

By | July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

ONE CHILD SAYS…

I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because... "He is nice to me always!!"    

By | July 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

TOP MOUTH GUARDS CAN SAVE YOUR TEETH DURING SPORTS!

A mouth guard is one of the most essential pieces of safety equipment an athlete can have. A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. The types of dental injuries that can occur without the use of a mouth guard are: – Chipped or broken teeth. – Lip and cheek injuries. – Root damage to the teeth. – Fractured jaws, and concussions. A guard is recommended if you are active in a sport where you can get hit in the head such as hockey, football, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, martial arts, racquetball, soccer, wrestling, and many more. Read more

By | July 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

TESTIMONIAL FROM STEFANIE (10 years old)

I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because... "You help us make our teeth shine and at the end of our check-up we get to have a prize. And when you are waiting for your turn, you get to play with the video game which is fun as well. Oh, one last thing, I like the way you help us with our teeth." Stefanie (10 years old)

By | July 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

SLEEP APNEA AND SNORING AIRWAYS ANALYSIS

There are many causes for sleep apnea and snoring and ways to treat it. Working together with you and your physician, our dental team can help you reduce sleep apnea, improve sleep and prevent snoring. What to Expect Our clinic provides you with options to help analyze the cause of your sleep apnea and snoring and assist in treating it through orthodontics to re-position the bite, a night guard to prevent grinding and clenching, a sleep apnea appliance, oral surgery, or other methods that will assist in opening the airway and allowing you to breathe better. Results You will have a better understanding of your condition and how to best treat it for your overall health. Read more

By | July 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

ASHLEY LIKES DR. MACDONALD BECAUSE…

"I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because he is going to make my smile a whole lot better for my pictures. Thanks very much. You are the best and I also like to come here because I get lots of free toothpaste." Ashley (9 years old)

By | July 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

AIR ABRASION

Air abrasion is a gentle spray of an air and powder mixture that removes tooth decay. It is a fast, pain-free alternative to a typical dental drill to repair small cavities. It is recommended for very small cavities as it removes less of your natural tooth than a dental drill and can prevent micro-cracks from occurring. The procedure is virtually painless, as the dentist can control the speed and intensity of the powder and air stream, and usually requires no freezing. Besides fillings, air abrasion is also useful for repairing chipped, fractured, and worn teeth, preparing for cosmetic dentistry, removing stains and spots, repairing old fillings and sealants, children’s dentistry, and repairing broken crowns and bridges.

By | July 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments