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Dr. Alan Macdonald

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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

I know it will be done right

I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because of his expertise and professionalism in the field.  I feel confident in his judgment and I know it will be done right.   Kelsie Johnson

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

Exceptional care for many years

I like coming to see Dr. Macdonald because he and his staff are very professional; they make us feel like family and have provided us with exceptional care for many, many years.  Best of all, my parents, now in their 80´s both have all of their teeth!  Thank you!   Rob Hardie

By | November 30th, 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

What are the options when it comes to braces for adults?

We’re seeing an increasing number of adults investing in orthodontic treatments. In fact, our recent research shows that most adults feel self-conscious about their teeth, and more than two-thirds are considering treatments to improve their smile. Why do some adults need orthodontic treatment? There are a number of reasons why an adult might have crooked teeth or a bad bite and choose to have orthodontic treatment. Genetics is one of the main causes of common orthodontic problems such as underbites and overbites. Prolonged habits during childhood, such as biting your lips or sucking your thumb can cause the front teeth to become misaligned. It’s also natural for our teeth to shift position as we age when we lose or wear down our teeth, or if gum problems develop. Sometimes that means people who have had orthodontic treatment as a child and haven’t worn their retainers as instructed may require further orthodontic treatment as an adult. Who is orthodontic treatment suitable [...]

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

He is honest with you

He is a great dentist. I have been going to Dr. Macdonald for 25 years. He genuinely cares about you and how you are doing and always says goodbye, take care, once he is done. He is honest with you when it comes down to whether something needs to be done or can wait. He is very kind to you when trying to emphasize the importance of flossing, brushing, wearing your guard, He is a great dentist and more so a great caring person. Margaret

By | November 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

At age 85 have a mouth full of teeth

He is so understanding of my nervousness. I have come here for many years and at age 85 have a mouth full of teeth. Also, staff is very nice and good.   Phylis Comfort

By | November 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Tips for a Healthy Halloween

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

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