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The office is very accommodating

      "I have been a long time patient here. The office is very accommodating for regular appointments as well as emergency ones. The staff is very friendly and always answers any questions or concerns I might have. Bev Layden! Read more testimonials

By | October 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The role of iodine in dental health

Iodine has widely been used in the medical field due to its antiseptic properties, but now the use of iodine in dentistry is becoming increasingly prevalent. In fact, it’s now said that iodine can be more beneficial than fluoride when it comes to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. At Dr. MacDonald´s clinics, we take dental health seriously, which is why we want to raise awareness about the benefits of iodine. Iodine and Oral Health While the use of iodine in dental health has been used for more than 150 years, it has just now become more popular due to the increased knowledge of the role iodine deficiency plays in oral health. Iodine is a natural element that is needed in the body to maintain healthy thyroid function. Now, you may be wondering what your thyroid has to do with your oral health? The function of your thyroid can cause dental health complications. Iodine deficiency is directly linked to causing dental [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Oral health is so important… Joanne

Dr. Macdonald treats me and my family as very special people. We have been coming here since the 90s. Oral health is so important and Dr. Macdonald and his team stress prevention. Always keeping us as first priority caring about fears and pain levels. I can´t imagine having anyone else work on my mouth. When I have surgical work done Dr. Al always calls me that evening to see if I am ok. Joanne Skingley

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

12 interesting facts about teeth

12 interesting facts about teeth Most of us put a lot of time and effort into reading about the things we find interesting. Whether it’s a hobby we’re trying to better our skills in or a subject at work we’re trying to become more of an authority figure on, we never stop educating ourselves on the things that pique our interests. But what about the things in our own bodies that we overlook on a daily basis? We use our bodies every day, yet most of us have never done any research into how or why they work. It’s uncommon that a part of our curios research ever has anything to do with ourselves, and that’s especially true when it comes to the mouth. If you’re like us and are getting curious about your chompers, here’s a list of 12 interesting facts about teeth that will surprise you: 1. Surveys have shown that your smile is the first thing that [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

I like coming to see Dr Macdonald… – Ryan

I like coming to see Dr. MacDonald because... You give me surprises and a toothbrush and a pencil or a ruler and sometimes a toy so they can see your teeth and make them clean with that bubblegum stuff and tell you how to take care of them a lot. Ryan

By | September 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Prenatal Dental Care

Prenatal Dental Care Can Oral Health Have an Effect on Pregnancy? Growing evidence suggests a link between gum disease and premature, underweight births. Pregnant women who have gum disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small. More research is needed to confirm how gum disease affects pregnancy outcomes. But it appears that gum disease triggers increased levels of biological fluids that induce labor. Data also suggests that when gum disease worsens during pregnancy, there's a higher risk of having a premature baby. What Can I Do to Ensure I Have a Healthy Pregnancy? The best advice to women considering pregnancy is to visit their dentist for a checkup and to treat any oral problems before becoming pregnant. During your pregnancy, your teeth and gums need special attention. Regular brushing and flossing, eating a balanced diet and visiting your dentist regularly will help reduce dental problems that accompany pregnancy. What Oral Problems [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

My youngest listens to him

I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because... He is straightforward. My youngest listens to him. Experienced, friendly.  Staff are great.   Tawyna Brown

By | September 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Interesting Oral Hygiene Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Interesting Oral Hygiene Facts You Probably Didn’t Know Dr. Alan Macdonald wants to share with you a few fun facts about oral hygiene that you may not be aware of. There are plenty of myths surrounding dental hygiene and you shouldn’t believe everything you hear on the streets. Dental health is a whole science in itself and there is a lot more to it than there appears. If you’re someone who puts a cap on their toothbrush each time after you use it, then consider tossing that cap and letting your toothbrush air out. The commonly used practice of putting a cap on the toothbrush is actually more detrimental. The moisture entrapped in the cap favors bacterial growth. 75% of the population suffers from some stage of periodontal gum disease. Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

“I also don´t have cavities”

I like coming to see Dr. MacDonald because... He made my smile a lot better and my teeth are taken care of too. I had braces to fix my teeth so now everyone at school doesn´t make fun of me anymore. Thanks to Dr. MacDonald I also don´t have any cavities.   Jim

By | September 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dental bonding

Dental Bonding What is it? Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. What it's used for? Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth. Preparation No preparation is needed for bonding. Anesthesia often is not necessary, unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. How [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments