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Jodi the hygienist is the best

Dr. Macdonald is an excellent dentist. He is caring, considerate and goes above and beyond. The staff is courteous. 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 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Can I eat candy with braces?

If you have braces and a sugar craving comes along, you might be tempted to sink your teeth into an oozy, gooey candy bar. But can you eat candy with braces? If you've had to ask yourself this very question, the answer probably isn't too surprising. There are tons of foods you can and can't eat with braces. Unfortunately, one of those foods that you can't eat is candy. Candy is specifically not recommended for a number of reasons. Understanding why and how eating candy when you have braces will affect your chances of completing a successful orthodontic treatment—which ultimately affects the health of your teeth and gums in the long run—will hopefully help diminish your cravings for sweet treats while you have braces, and hopefully beyond your orthodontic treatment as well. It's All About the Sugar Let's take a look at the obvious: candy is bad for you, whether you have braces or not. It's loaded with sugar, which [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

He is honest with you

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 goodbye, take care, once he is done. He is honest with you when it comes down to whether 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 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthy food list for a smile

When it comes to the health of your teeth, you really are what you eat. Sugary foods, such as candy and soda, contribute to tooth decay. One of the first areas to decline when your diet is less than ideal is your oral health. Use this healthy foods list to improve your diet and the health of your mouth. Cheese If you're one of the many people who profess a love of cheese, you now have another reason to enjoy this tasty food. A study found that eating cheese raised the pH in the subjects' mouths and lowered their risk of tooth decay. It's thought that the chewing required to eat cheese increases saliva in the mouth. Cheese also contains calcium and protein, nutrients that strengthen tooth enamel. Yogurt Like cheese, yogurt is high in calcium and protein, which makes it a good pick for the strength and health of your teeth. The probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, found in yogurt [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

At age 85 have a mouth full of teeth

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 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Tips for a Healthy Halloween

By | October 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

He has been my dentist since 1976

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 consummate professional and up to date on his dentistry.  Finally, he is a devoted football fan and loves football officials.   Alex Komarniski

By | October 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Beyond teeth: what’s inside your mouth

Beyond teeth: what’s inside your mouth Educate yourself! Your mouth is made up of more than just teeth, so good oral health goes beyond simply brushing and flossing. In addition to your teeth, your mouth is made up of gums, oral mucosa, the upper and lower jaw, the tongue, salivary glands, the uvula, and the frenulum. All of these structures play an important role when it comes to good dental health and are routinely examined when you receive dental care. The Oral Mucosa When you open your mouth and look in the mirror, everything that isn’t a tooth is covered by a protective lining called the oral mucosa, which is a mucous membrane similar to the mucous membranes that line your nostrils and inner ears. The oral mucosa plays an essential role in maintaining your oral health, as well as your overall health, by defending your body from germs and other irritants that enter your mouth. A tough substance called [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dr. Macdonald has done on my teeth

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

By | October 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Surprising oral health facts about children

Surprising oral health facts about children As a parent, you do your best to stay in the know and educate yourself on the issues facing your kids. But unless you're constantly scanning the news and searching the Internet, it's impossible to stay updated on every piece of information out there. One area in which you can easily educate yourself is oral health. In fact, some of the oral health facts concerning your kids might surprise you, but they can also serve as a way for you to plan and enforce better oral care in your home. The Most Common Childhood Disease Type 2 diabetes, asthma and obesity are all fairly common childhood conditions, but tooth decay tops them all as the most prevalent. Twenty times more common than diabetes and five times more common than childhood asthma, tooth decay (dental cavities) should be an important focus of your attention as you look to maintain your children's health. Cavities Often Go [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments