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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

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