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childrens´ dentistry

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Here comes Santa Floss

As the holidays approach, you may be searching for a gift for a child, teacher, friend or family member. Why not give something that will help them keep their teeth and gums healthy in the coming year? For example, consider giving a child a bucket filled with a few child-sized toothbrushes and tubes of children's toothpaste. A cartoon-character towel and small bars of soap will encourage them to make that trip to the bathroom each night to care for their teeth when they wash up. Adults, especially those who like to travel, will make good use of a gift bag filled with travel-sized tubes of toothpaste, extra toothbrushes and dental floss. You might entice a teen to do a better job of cleaning his or her teeth in the coming year with a powered toothbrush and some plaque-disclosing tablets. Disclosing tablets, sold over the counter, are used after brushing and flossing. They produce a red stain that clings to plaque, [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Thumb sucking

Thumb sucking, the good, the bad and the normal As parents, we have a myriad of concerns when it comes to our kids. We want our children to grow up healthy without developing any habits that would jeopardize their proper development. Thumb sucking is one of the things that we worry about as our babies grow and become toddlers. Parents wonder if the habit will continue, or if they have to seek help to stop it. Never fear: Common sense or advice from your child's dentist or doctor is frequently all you need. The good news is that the habit will often stop well before your child starts preschool. Normal Behavior Thumb sucking or finger sucking, along with pacifier use, is perfectly acceptable for infants. This is a natural reflex for an infant that can often be seen in the womb during development. This reflex gives your baby comfort and, as he/she grows, it may help feel secure and happy. [...]

By | November 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

I like the people who work here – Brad

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 | November 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Can I eat candy with braces?

If you have braces and a sugar craving comes along, you might be tempted to sink your teeth into an oozy, gooey candy bar. But can you eat candy with braces? If you've had to ask yourself this very question, the answer probably isn't too surprising. There are tons of foods you can and can't eat with braces. Unfortunately, one of those foods that you can't eat is candy. Candy is specifically not recommended for a number of reasons. Understanding why and how eating candy when you have braces will affect your chances of completing a successful orthodontic treatment—which ultimately affects the health of your teeth and gums in the long run—will hopefully help diminish your cravings for sweet treats while you have braces, and hopefully beyond your orthodontic treatment as well. It's All About the Sugar Let's take a look at the obvious: candy is bad for you, whether you have braces or not. It's loaded with sugar, which [...]

By | November 12th, 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

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

“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

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

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

I can play while i “wate”

I like coming to see Dr. MacDonald because... He has a super Nintendo that I can play while I wate.  

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