“Dr. Alan Macdonald’s practice continues to be excellent! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable; always making sure that one’s visit is comfortable. They work efficiently and gently, preparing one for procedures, explaining when necessary, and continuing to care. I have in the past and continue to recommend this practice to others. I leave this office as a happy patient knowing that my dental health has been professionally addressed!” Judy Martin Read more testimonials by clicking here
Fast fact Smoking and periodontal disease. If you smoke, you are four more times likely to have periodontal (gum) disease as someone who has never smoked.
I love Dr. Macdonald! He has been my dentist since my first visit as a young child. He is loving, caring, professional and super intelligent! I highly recommend him and his amazing team; they are the best. Catherine Gilles
What is Tooth Enamel? Have you ever wondered about tooth enamel? What is it? How important is it? How can you protect it? Here are the answers to all of your enamel questions. The enamel on your teeth is the hardest and most highly mineralized substance in your body. It covers the outer layer of each tooth and it is the most visible part of the tooth. The enamel is made up mostly of minerals, primarily hydroxyapatite. The color can vary from light yellow to a grayish white; since it is semi translucent, it is only partially responsible for the color of your teeth. Enamel plays a very important role in protecting your teeth from decay, so it is important to do everything that you can to prevent your enamel from corrosion and erosion. It forms a strong barrier that protects the inner layers of your teeth from the effects of acids and plaque; it also protects the sensitive inner [...]
What can I say about Dr.MacDonald, I know him to be a fantastic person and a wonderful Dentist! He’s taking care of myself and my family and my children/grandchildren over the last 40 years. We’ve had phenomenal service, I owe my winning smile to him! Let me give you a little background on my experience with dentists in the past. As a 10- year-old child I had to go to the Dentist on my own to have a tooth pulled and the dentist I went to was very abrupt, he was not a gentle person giving me freezing, in about a minute after he gave it to me he pulled my tooth out so I was left there crying in pain it didn’t have time to numb which left a bad impression on me for going to the dentist office. Dr. MacDonald calmed all my fears I call him the king because he’s the specialist at giving anesthetic, with almost [...]
A partial denture is one or more replacement teeth supported by a metal frame. It is removable, and usually held in place in the mouth by metal clasps. What to Expect Before making the partial denture, any existing dental work that needs to be done to prepare will be completed. Multiple impressions and bite registrations are required to construct a partial denture. Once the partial denture is made, it will be inserted and adjusted so that it is comfortable, looks natural, and functions properly. Your partial denture will then be checked and adjusted if needed at your regular checkups. The entire process should be pain-free, and no anesthetic usually needs to be used. Read more.
I have been coming to Dr. Macdonald since I was 13 years old. He gave me a smile that I feel confident to show the world! Thanks, Dr. Macdonald!
Root canal therapy is a way to remove infected soft tissue inside the tooth (known as the pulp) due to trauma or bacterial decay. Some patients may experience sensitivity to hot, and cold, pain, swelling or no symptoms at all prior to having a root canal. What to Expect Root canal therapy consists of removing inflamed or infected pulp from the tooth, filling the spaces with a rubber-like substance that acts as a permanent bandage, and restoring the top, or crown, of the tooth to prevent damage and infection. This procedure is pain-free (with the use of local anesthetic) and sedation is available. You may be given pain medication and antibiotics, as the area can be tender for a few days while it heals. Results Root canal therapy stops the infection, prevents it from spreading into the bone and causing bone loss, and allows you to keep your natural tooth without pain. Approximately 95% of teeth respond to normal root [...]
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Going to the dentist may be a relatively modern phenomenon, but did you know that people have been using toothpaste since about 500 B.C.? Back then, the ancient Greeks would use a mixture that contained iron rust and coral powder to clean their teeth. Toothbrushes, meanwhile, were bunches of tree twigs that people would chew on. Luckily, dental care has advanced slightly since then, and we’ve now got many different tools at our disposal to help us take care of our teeth. You rely on your teeth daily to help you eat. Knowing a little more about them and how your behaviors affect your dental health can help you take better care, and keep you smiling long into the future. 1. Your teeth are uniquely yours. Your teeth are like your fingerprint: They are uniquely yours. This is why dental records are sometimes used to identify human remains. Even identical twins do not have identical teeth. Bonus fact: Your tongue [...]