Good oral health is a critical part of overall fitness. The new year is the perfect time to design resolutions for establishing healthy habits. Whether it’s improving tooth brushing habits or completing dental treatment, wellness resolutions are always in season and the benefits of setting goals can be rewarding and motivating. Remember to make resolutions attainable by taking baby steps to achieve them. Avoid Gum Disease Daily brushing and flossing will help prevent gum disease. Improving daily oral care routines is a simple way to improve your health. For successful plaque removal, brush at least twice a day using a good toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Position the bristles at a 45-degree angle toward the gumline and move the toothbrush across the teeth. Floss at least once per day to remove unwanted goodies that may have accumulated throughout the day. Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months. Dental Cleaning Get rid of unsightly plaque that builds up around lower front teeth [...]
Feeling anxious about visiting the dentist? Our office offers treatment to help relieve dentistry- related anxiety. As you use nitrous oxide, your feelings of anxiety will disappear. Some patients have described the feeling as floating. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is used in combination with pure oxygen to give you a calming effect that lasts only as long as your procedure. Nitrous is completely safe; it is recognized as the safest sedative used in dentistry today. While we know some children experiencing the dentist for the first few times may have extra worry, nitrous oxide is the safest most effective form of sedation to relieve your child’s fears and ensure you child has a positive experience. Nitrous oxide is fast acting, recovery time is short, and your level of sedation can be easily adjusted to your need. Read more Email us at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been a patient of Dr. Macdonald for many year, as well as my family. I feel Dr. Macdonald and his staff are always knowledgeable and professional. If my family and I have any issues with our dental health, Dr. Macdonald and his staff are always there to help in any way they can. In the case of an emergency with one tooth or another over the years, I have always been able to get an appointment very quickly to address the problem. I will continue to go to Dr. Macdonald for all my dental care. Candy Hemsworth
I leave feeling fresh and clean; I always enjoy the goodie bags so I can re-stock on my floss! Al gives me good updates on my oral health and gives me tips on what I can do to keep me with a nice, healthy smile. Juliana Roman
Question. Where do tooth decay occur? Answer: 90% between the teeth at the contacts. Question: Why does it occur? Answer: Due to the development of bacteria streptococcus mutans Question: How does it occur? Answer: The bacteria eats carbohydrates and excretes an acid PH of approximate 3.5 (very acid) which etched a hole in the enamel. The bacteria is anaerobic and acidophilic - it lives in the etched hole it creates and keeps enlarging the hole until no tooth is left. It likes the enamel-dentin (inside of the tooth) environment. Question: How do we stop it? Answer: Floss the contacts once a day. The floss brings neutral saliva PH to contacts which reduce the acid level (Ph 3.5) and therefore reduces acid etching (holes) from forming an enamel of contact points. The floss also brings oxygen to contact the anerobic bacteria and since aerobic - lives without oxygen), the oxygen kills the bacteria).
As we age, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene to keep a healthy mouth. Seniors are more at risk of dry mouth, cavities (especially near the roots), gum disease, and oral cancer. Those who rely on a caregiver may find it difficult to maintain a clean mouth. Fortunately, with regular dental visits and proper care, these issues can be treated or avoided to allow you to keep smiling. What to Expect? Please click here.
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Gum boils are a generic term that refers to various types of swelling or tissue overgrowth that occurs in the mouth. Gum boils may be fluid filled or made of solid fibrous gum tissue. Color may appear normal or the gum boil area can appear red and raw.} Types of Gum Boils • What causes gum boils? Gum boils have different causes and variations. Knowing what causes gum boils in your mouth can help you treat them appropriately. • Gum overgrowth may be due to a side effect of prescription medications, ill-fitting dentures, or wearing braces. These are probably the most common form of gum boils. • A common form of gum tumor is a “pregnancy tumor” on the gums, induced by hormone levels during pregnancy. These quickly go away after the pregnancy is completed and hormone levels return to normal. • Dental abscesses due to severe decay and infection of the tooth nerve may appear as a boil on [...]