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Exceptional care for many years

I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because he and his staff are very professional; they make us feel like family and have provided us with exceptional care for many, many years.  Best of all, my parents, now in their 80´s both have all of their teeth!  Thank you!   Rob Hardie

By | November 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Thumb sucking

Thumb sucking, the good, the bad and the normal As parents, we have a myriad of concerns when it comes to our kids. We want our children to grow up healthy without developing any habits that would jeopardize their proper development. Thumb sucking is one of the things that we worry about as our babies grow and become toddlers. Parents wonder if the habit will continue, or if they have to seek help to stop it. Never fear: Common sense or advice from your child's dentist or doctor is frequently all you need. The good news is that the habit will often stop well before your child starts preschool. Normal Behavior Thumb sucking or finger sucking, along with pacifier use, is perfectly acceptable for infants. This is a natural reflex for an infant that can often be seen in the womb during development. This reflex gives your baby comfort and, as he/she grows, it may help feel secure and happy. [...]

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

I like the people who work here – Brad

I like coming to see Dr. MacDonald because... First of all, I like getting out of school but I like xyxyxyxy to try to fix my teeth. I like the people who work here because they are nice and they have first service. I like it here because you can have fun playing before you go.   Brad

By | November 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

What are the options when it comes to braces for adults?

We’re seeing an increasing number of adults investing in orthodontic treatments. In fact, our recent research shows that most adults feel self-conscious about their teeth, and more than two-thirds are considering treatments to improve their smile. Why do some adults need orthodontic treatment? There are a number of reasons why an adult might have crooked teeth or a bad bite and choose to have orthodontic treatment. Genetics is one of the main causes of common orthodontic problems such as underbites and overbites. Prolonged habits during childhood, such as biting your lips or sucking your thumb can cause the front teeth to become misaligned. It’s also natural for our teeth to shift position as we age when we lose or wear down our teeth, or if gum problems develop. Sometimes that means people who have had orthodontic treatment as a child and haven’t worn their retainers as instructed may require further orthodontic treatment as an adult. Who is orthodontic treatment suitable [...]

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

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