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childrens´ dentistry

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The nurses are kind

I like coming to see Dr. MacDonald because... "He always has a joke to tell. He has a Nintendo and the nurses are kind and caring about our teeth show up. Has a water fountain and a bunch of posters including a cool bear and a Good Kids Club. I think that everyone should be as kind as Dr. Macdonald and nurses. Rachel"

By | July 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Always explaining in terms that my children understand

I feel my family's needs are always met. Very courteous staff with great attention to detail. Always explaining in terms that my children understand, making a positive outcome possible. Very friendly staff.   Monika Graham

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

HE GAVE ME A SMILE THAT I FEEL CONFIDENT TO SHOW THE WORLD!

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!

By | May 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

X-RAYS FOR CHILDREN

There is no standard timetable for when your child’s mouth should be X-rayed. The need varies with the child’s development and dental health. If your child has had many cavities and fillings or has a high risk of tooth decay, it is recommended X-rays every six months. This can help to detect cavities developing between teeth. Whether X-rays are needed also depends on how well your child brushes and flosses, and your child’s diet. Description The need for dental X-ray films varies for each child. They are most likely taken to identify potential problems unseen by a visual exam. Generally, children need X-rays more often than adults as their mouths are still growing and changing. In addition, they are more susceptible to tooth decay and thus are important to identify potential cavities with early diagnosis. What to Expect During the x-ray, your child will wear a protective lead body apron which acts to shield and protect them from exposure. Using [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

FLUORIDE APPLICATION

FLUORIDE APPLICATION Fluoride is a dental treatment that can help prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Fluoride varnish is made with fluoride, a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel (outer coating on teeth). Keep in mind that fluoride treatments cannot completely prevent cavities. Fluoride treatments can best help prevent decay when a child is also brushing using the right amount of toothpaste with fluoride, flossing regularly, getting regular dental care, and eating a healthy diet. What to expect? Please click here

By | February 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

ORTHODONTICS FOR CHILDREN

Early orthodontic treatment takes advantage of the time when young children’s bones and muscles are growing rapidly. This allows the dentist to influence growth and perfect the bite, accomplishing things that cannot be done as easily as the child ages, and prevent future bite problems. Early orthodontics can correct or prevent an unbalanced profile, overbite, under-bite, cross-bite, deep bite, open bite, overlapping or crowded teeth, difficulty chewing, open mouth breathing, speech problems, tongue thrusting, thumb sucking and jaw joint problems. Give us a call to our Caledonia or Simcoe Clinics to book an appointment for your child.

By | January 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

DENTITION AND TRANSITION

DENTITION AND TRANSITION Because there are more permanent teeth than primary teeth, the permanent premolars come in behind the primary molars. Permanent molars emerge into an open space. The jaw lengthens as a child grows to create space for these permanent molars. It takes about six years, between the ages of six and 12, for children to lose their primary (deciduous) teeth and gain their permanent teeth. This is called the period of "mixed dentition," because for much of the time, children will have both primary and permanent teeth. Teeth form under the gum before they erupt (emerge through the gum). The crown, or visible part of the tooth, forms before the roots do. Before the roots form, the developing tooth is called a "tooth bud." Eventually, the 20 primary teeth are replaced by 32 permanent teeth. The primary molars are replaced by permanent premolars (also called bicuspids) and the permanent molars come in behind the primary teeth. Most often, [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

EARLY CHILDREN ORTHODONTICS

EARLY CHILDREN ORTHODONTICS Early orthodontic treatment takes advantage of the time when young children’s bones and muscles are growing rapidly. This allows the dentist to influence growth and perfect the bite, accomplishing things that cannot be done as easily as the child ages, and prevent future bite problems. Early orthodontics can correct or prevent an unbalanced profile, overbite, under-bite, cross-bite, deep bite, open bite, overlapping or crowded teeth, difficulty chewing, open mouth breathing, speech problems, tongue thrusting, thumb sucking and jaw joint problems. Read more

By | September 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

YOU GIVE ME SURPRISES

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 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

THEY HAVE FIRST SERVICE

I like coming to see Dr. MacDonald because... First of all, I like getting out of school but I like xyxyxyxy to try to fix my teeth. I like the people who work here because they are nice and they have first service. I like it here because you can have fun playing before you go.   Brad

By | September 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments