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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

Thank you Mr. MacDonald and staff

I like coming to see Dr. MacDonald because... It´s fun in the waiting room. Mr. MacDonald is nice and so the staff, the prizes are cool and the yyyyy are super! I really like your bear! The posters on the ceiling was a good idea! Thank you Mr. MacDonald and staff for doing a good job on my teeth.   Megan

By | September 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Xylitol: Naturally occurring sugar

Xylitol is an amazing naturally occurring sugar. It was first found and isolated in wood products. We've grown a bit since then and now it is commercially harvested from mainly corn cobs and birch. Xylitol is considered a sugar alcohol since it has five carbons in its chemical structure. It's most commonly known as a sweetener. But many don't know the amazing benefits it comes with. Some of the benefits xylitol comes with are: helping prevent ear infections helping prevent cavities it also has fewer calories than sugar is a safe alternative for diabetics. Xylitol sweeteners come in granulated crystals, just like regular sugar. It can be used in baking, coffee or tea, or anywhere you would normally use table sugar. It is also commonly found in gums, mints, and other snack foods If Your Dentist Doesn't Recommend Xylitol Based Products Get A New One! Tooth decay happens when bacteria in your mouth consume the sugars we eat. When you [...]

By | September 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

He is a great dentist

I like coming to see Dr. MacDonald because... He is a good dentist and he is gentle. He tells good jokes. He is a great dentist. Chrissy

By | August 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Nutrition and prevention for your oral health

Proper nutrition means eating a well-balanced diet so that your body can get the nutrients needed for good health and wellness. If your diet is low in the nutrients your body needs, your mouth may have a more difficult time resisting infection. This may contribute to periodontal disease, a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Although poor nutrition does not cause periodontal disease directly, many researchers believe that the disease progresses faster and can be more severe in people with nutrient-poor diets. If you're caring for children, a balanced diet along with good oral hygiene habits will help them develop strong, decay-resistant teeth. Pay particular attention to calcium, phosphorous and proper levels of fluoride. Eating patterns and food choices among children and teens are important factors that affect how quickly youngsters may develop tooth decay. When bacteria come into contact with food in the mouth, acid is produced that attacks the teeth. This can eventually lead to tooth decay [...]

By | August 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments