FAMILY DENTISTRY IN CALEDONIA AND SIMCOE, ONTARIO Our professional dental team cares about you and your family’s dental health, from our youngest patients to the oldest! Dental care changes as we age, and we are happy to offer a full range of dental services for children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Hence, we address the health and appearance of teeth throughout every stage of life. Dr. Macdonald uses state of the art techologies, like 3 D-X Rays, and in combination with a specialist in oral radiology, leads to the best diagnosis possible for your care. Contact us for a free dental evaluation
I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because he has been my dentist since 1976. I refer to him as "Dr. Painless". He is a consumate profession and up to date on on his dentistry. Finally he is a devoted football fan and loves football officials. Alex Komarniski
SEDATION DENTISTRY Overcoming your Dental Phobia through Sedation Dentistry It is not uncommon for patients of all ages to have a fear of dentists, whether it is because of a traumatic childhood incident or anxiety related to the dental procedure being done. Our office provides the most trusted dental relaxation technique for millions of children and adults, Nitrous Oxide, to help ease our patient’s fears. Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, is a gas used in combination with pure oxygen. What to Expect - please click here.
The staff is always friendly and professional and I have always been pleased with the work Dr. Macdonald has done on my teeth. I have been a patient of his for 43 years. Sandy Maxted
CLEAR BRACES Today’s orthodontics offer a variety of different braces to help you feel comfortable wearing them and to move teeth quickly. Options for those who want their braces to be less noticeable are clear braces. These braces use clear brackets instead of traditional metal ones, and are less conspicuous while still providing the same benefits. They can be a bit more expensive than traditional braces, but are worth it if you are looking for a less noticeable alternative. Read more
"I have been a long time patient here. The office is very accommodating for regular appointments as well as emergency ones. The staff is very friendly and always answers any questions or concerns I might have. Bev Layden! Read more testimonials
SPEED BRACES SPEED Braces are miniaturized versions of traditional metal braces. The brackets (metal squares attached to the teeth that hold the wire) are 3 times smaller than regular braces, which minimizes lip and cheek irritation and eliminates the “railroad track” look. SPEED braces apply a continuous, gentle force to help move teeth faster, reducing pain and discomfort during treatment. These braces do not discolor or require colored elastics found on standard braces. With patient cooperation, treatment time is significantly less when using SPEED braces compared to traditional braces. Learn more about Speed Braces
DENTITION AND TRANSITION Because there are more permanent teeth than primary teeth, the permanent premolars come in behind the primary molars. Permanent molars emerge into an open space. The jaw lengthens as a child grows to create space for these permanent molars. It takes about six years, between the ages of six and 12, for children to lose their primary (deciduous) teeth and gain their permanent teeth. This is called the period of "mixed dentition," because for much of the time, children will have both primary and permanent teeth. Teeth form under the gum before they erupt (emerge through the gum). The crown, or visible part of the tooth, forms before the roots do. Before the roots form, the developing tooth is called a "tooth bud." Eventually, the 20 primary teeth are replaced by 32 permanent teeth. The primary molars are replaced by permanent premolars (also called bicuspids) and the permanent molars come in behind the primary teeth. Most often, [...]