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Dr. Alan Macdonald

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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

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

He never hurts my mouth during check-up

I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because... "He never ever hurts my mouth during check-up. He is gentle. And because he is so nice".

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

A young patient says…

I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because... "He is nice to me always!!"    

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

WHAT IS TOOTH ENAMEL?

What is Tooth Enamel? Have you ever wondered about tooth enamel? What is it? How important is it? How can you protect it? Here are the answers to all of your enamel questions. The enamel on your teeth is the hardest and most highly mineralized substance in your body. It covers the outer layer of each tooth and it is the most visible part of the tooth. The enamel is made up mostly of minerals, primarily hydroxyapatite. The color can vary from light yellow to a grayish white; since it is semi translucent, it is only partially responsible for the color of your teeth. Enamel plays a very important role in protecting your teeth from decay, so it is important to do everything that you can to prevent your enamel from corrosion and erosion. It forms a strong barrier that protects the inner layers of your teeth from the effects of acids and plaque; it also protects the sensitive inner [...]

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

TEN THINGS YOU DIDN´T KNOW ABOUT YOUR TEETH

Going to the dentist may be a relatively modern phenomenon, but did you know that people have been using toothpaste since about 500 B.C.? Back then, the ancient Greeks would use a mixture that contained iron rust and coral powder to clean their teeth. Toothbrushes, meanwhile, were bunches of tree twigs that people would chew on. Luckily, dental care has advanced slightly since then, and we’ve now got many different tools at our disposal to help us take care of our teeth. You rely on your teeth daily to help you eat. Knowing a little more about them and how your behaviors affect your dental health can help you take better care, and keep you smiling long into the future. 1. Your teeth are uniquely yours. Your teeth are like your fingerprint: They are uniquely yours. This is why dental records are sometimes used to identify human remains. Even identical twins do not have identical teeth. Bonus fact: Your tongue [...]

By | April 23rd, 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

6 NEW YEAR´S RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR DENTAL HEALTH

Good oral health is a critical part of overall fitness. The new year is the perfect time to design resolutions for establishing healthy habits. Whether it’s improving tooth brushing habits or completing dental treatment, wellness resolutions are always in season and the benefits of setting goals can be rewarding and motivating. Remember to make resolutions attainable by taking baby steps to achieve them. Avoid Gum Disease Daily brushing and flossing will help prevent gum disease. Improving daily oral care routines is a simple way to improve your health. For successful plaque removal, brush at least twice a day using a good toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Position the bristles at a 45-degree angle toward the gumline and move the toothbrush across the teeth. Floss at least once per day to remove unwanted goodies that may have accumulated throughout the day. Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months. Dental Cleaning Get rid of unsightly plaque that builds up around lower front teeth [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments