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How to stop tooth decay?

How to stop tooth decay? Let´s start answering the following questions: Question. Where does tooth decay occur? Answer: 90% between the teeth at the contacts. Question: Why does it occur? Answer: Due to the development of bacteria streptococcus mutans Question: How...

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The importance of daily flossing

The importance of daily flossing 90% of tooth decay occurs between the teeth, flossing can prevent this decay. That is because flossing is a vitally important part of your oral hygiene routine. By removing plaque that accumulates between your teeth, flossing aids in...

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That tongue…

That tongue... Interesting muscle, the only muscle in the body that has a free end and can move in 3 directions, and in some people can form a tunnel up or down. WOW. It gets in trouble, we misuse it; we burn it, we bite it, we spice it up and we smoke it (re: like...

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Learn about braces for adults

Learn about 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...

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Would not go anywhere else

Would not go anywhere else He is an excellent dentist. Very compassionate for my nervous feelings.  Would not go anywhere else. Janet Weir

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Seniors are more at risk…

Seniors are more at risk... As we age, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene to keep a healthy mouth. Seniors are more at risk of dry mouth, cavities (especially near the roots), gum disease, and oral cancer. Those who rely on a caregiver may find it difficult...

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What to do about gum boils

What to do about gum boils Gum boils are a generic term that refers to various types of swelling or tissue overgrowth that occurs in the mouth. Gum boils may be fluid-filled or made of solid fibrous gum tissue. Color may appear normal or the gum boil area can appear...

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Why do I recommend Dr. Alan Macdonald

Why Why do I recommend Dr. MacDonald. 1. Great personality. 2. Knows everyone by name. 3. Amazing knowledge of dentistry. The fact that he instructs other dentists really impresses me. 4. His technique is flawless. 5. Dr. MacDonald understands jaw joint pain and how...

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No more cavities

No more cavities Cavities, which are decayed areas of the teeth, are one of the most common oral health problems faced around the world. If not treated, cavities can cause infection, toothache and ultimately total tooth loss. It is important to your overall health to...

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Scaling and root planing

Scaling and root planing? Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line to control the growth of harmful bacteria and restore health to the teeth and gums. It also helps the gums reattach firmly to the teeth by scraping and smoothing the...

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Tooth grinding syndrome

Tooth grinding syndrome Do you suffer from pain in your face, jaw, or teeth, have trouble chewing, or hear popping and clicking noises in your jaw? Can you see your teeth shortening or chipping? These could all be symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder (also known...

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Dr. Macdonald is an excellent dentist

Dr. Macdonald is an excellent dentist Dr. Macdonald is an excellent dentist. He is caring, and considerate and goes above and beyond. The staff is courteous. Jodi, the hygienist, is the best at her work. Starting to wear braces at 57 has been an easy transition thanks...

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Learn how to improve your smile

Learn how to improve your smile It's probably no surprise that a bright, white smile can make you appear younger and more attractive, but good dental health goes beyond the way you look. The mouth is the gateway to the body, which means the state of your teeth and...

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He is very kind to you

He is very kind to 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...

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Avoid gum disease

Avoid gum disease Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects the structures of the mouth that support the teeth. It is caused when bacteria in the mouth form a sticky film (plaque) on the teeth and gums that are not properly cleaned off, which then...

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Learn about air abrasion

Learn about air abrasion Air abrasion is a gentle spray of an air and powder mixture that removes tooth decay. It is a fast, pain-free alternative to a typical dental drill to repair small cavities. It is recommended for very small cavities as it removes less of your...

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