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Very pleased with the professional and personalized attention

"Very pleased with the professional and personalized attention" “I have been a patient of Dr. Al’s practice since back in the day when practicing dentistry was particularly closing to “practicing”. Our family has always been very pleased with the professional and...

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Sugar as a drug

Sugar as a drug Sugar-containing foods mostly provide empty calories and offer few nutritional benefits. If you are concerned about your weight or want to prevent health problems, weaning off of sugar could help you lose inches and get healthier. Just like quitting...

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Learn how to track your sugar consumption

Learn how to track your sugar consumption Sugar does not have an established recommended daily value, but it is recommended that you limit your daily consumption of it. This can be difficult to do, especially if you aren't sure how much sugar is in the foods you are...

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Tricks to cut down on sugar

Tricks to cut down on sugar 1. Read food labels. If you buy a lot of packaged and processed foods, it's important to read the labels of every packaged item you buy. Cracking a sugar addiction is hard enough when cutting out the stuff that you already know is loaded...

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Weaning yourself off the sweet stuff

Weaning yourself off the sweet stuff Sugar-containing foods mostly provide empty calories and offer few nutritional benefits. If you are concerned about your weight or want to prevent health problems, weaning off of sugar could help you lose inches and get healthier....

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Is it possible to have a sugar-free diet?

Is it possible to have a sugar-free diet? A sugar-free diet is one that typically limits all sources of added sugar (like soda, snack bars and desserts, for example) and hidden sugar foods, and it sometimes also encourages a reduction in high-carbohydrate foods (like...

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The sugar addiction

The Sugar Addiction Sugar's effect on our health has been well documented in a constant stream of research. The sweet stuff is now food enemy number one and is to blame for far more than hyperactive children and tooth decay. This post is to inform you that we are...

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Take care of the small problems

Take care of the small problems Chipped teeth should always be evaluated by a dentist to ensure the damage is assessed correctly. Depending on the size and location of the chip, there are a number of solutions available. • Enamel Shaping…A reshaping of the tooth to...

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The staff is friendly and knowledgeable

  The staff is friendly and knowledgeable “Dr. Alan Macdonald’s practice continues to be excellent! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable; always making sure that one’s visit is comfortable. They work efficiently and gently, preparing one for procedures,...

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Smoking and gum disease

Smoking and gum disease Fast fact Smoking and periodontal disease.  If you smoke, you are four more times as likely to have periodontal (gum) disease as someone who has never smoked.

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Learn about tooth enamel

Learn about 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...

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We’ve had phenomenal service!

We’ve had phenomenal service! What can I say about Dr.MacDonald, I know him to be a fantastic person and a wonderful Dentist! He’s taking care of myself and my family and my children/grandchildren over the last 40 years. We’ve had phenomenal service, I owe my winning...

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Why removing wisdom teeth?

Why removing wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth, which are commonly known to cause dental problems, are the last permanent teeth to erupt in a patient's late teens or early twenties. Not everyone needs to have these teeth removed, but removal can take care of symptoms you...

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What to expect when a child´s mouth should be X-rayed

What to expect when a child´s mouth should be X-rayed 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...

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