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TMJ AND BRUXISM (TOOTH GRINDING SYNDROME)

TMJ and Bruxism (Tooth Grinding Syndrome) Do you suffer from pain in your face, jaw, or teeth, have trouble chewing, or hear popping and clicking noises in your jaw? Can you see your teeth shortening or chipping? These could all be symptoms of a temporo-mandibular disorder (also known as TMD). TMD describes a range of problems related to the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ). There are a variety of treatments of TMD, including a custom TMJ appliance. These appliances will also protect the teeth if you are a night grinder. Read more

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

DR. MACDONALD IS AN EXCELLENT DENTIST – JANICE

Dr. Macdonald is an excellent dentist. He is caring, considerate and goes above and beyond. The staff are corteous. Jodi, the hygienist, is the best at her work. Starting to wear braces at 57 has been an easy transition thanks to the doctor and the thorough understanding of what to expect. Janice Azwonik

By | November 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

SEVEN STEPS FOR A BETTER SMILE

It's probably no surprise that a bright, white smile can make you appear younger and more attractive, but good dental health goes beyond the way you look. The mouth is the gateway to the body, which means the state of your teeth and gums affects your overall health. By following these steps to a better smile, you'll be taking important strides for the rest of your body, too. 1. Brush regularly. Brushing is the cornerstone of dental hygiene. It removes food particles that bacteria feed on, cleans teeth, and freshens breath. A toothpaste with fluoride helps strengthen teeth, but you must brush for at least two minutes to allow it to do its work! 2. Floss daily. Flossing removes the bacteria from in between your teeth that your toothbrush does not reach, which helps prevent gum disease. Dr. MacDonald recommends flossing twice a day, but if you only do it once daily, be sure to floss before bedtime. When you [...]

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

HE GENUINELY CARES ABOUT YOU – MARGARET

He is a great dentist. I have been going to Dr. Macdonald for 25 years. He genuinely cares about you and how you are doing and always says good bye, take care, once he is done. He is honest with you when it comes down to xwhether something needs to be done or can wait. He is very kind to you when trying to emphasize the importance of flossing, brushing, wearing your guard, He is a great dentist and more so a great caring person. Margaret

By | November 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

PERIODONTAL OR GUM DISEASE

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects the structures of the mouth that support the teeth. It is caused when bacteria in the mouth forms a sticky film (plaque) on the teeth and gums that is not properly cleaned off, which then hardens into a crust known as tartar. The bacteria in the plaque and tartar causes infection that can lead to pain, gum damage, bone loss and even tooth loss if not properly cared for, and will only worsen with time. Gum disease can lead to heart disease, low birth weight, and more severe diabetes. Read more

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

HE IS SO UNDERSTANDING OF MY NERVOUSNESS – PHYLIS

He is so understanding of my nervousness. I have come here for many years and at age 85 have a mouth full of teeth. Also, staff is very nice and good.   Phylis Comfort

By | November 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

DENTAL HYGIENE

DENTAL HYGIENE – CLEANINGS (in Caledonia and Simcoe, Ontario) It is important for your dental health to visit our office at least every 6 months, or as directed, for a dental hygiene appointment. This allows your teeth and gums to be thoroughly examined by the dentist, and any problems can be caught early so that they can be fixed, minimizing pain and expense. Teeth cleanings are essential to maintain excellent gum health, as well as improve heart and overall health. What to Expect During your dental hygiene appointment, the hygienist will clean your teeth by scaling to remove plaque and tartar, polishing, and flossing. This will help prevent periodontal disease and remove stains on the teeth. X-rays may be taken if required to help diagnose any problem areas and keep track of changes to your mouth between appointments. Dental hygiene instruction will also be given to teach you how take the best possible care of your mouth. Results You will [...]

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