The old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is very true when it comes to your oral health. By coming in to see Dr. MacDonald twice a year patients can prevent expensive and invasive treatments and maintain their overall health.
At each check-up, we will examine your mouth for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, jaw issues, tooth discolorations, bite abnormalities, oral cancer and other mouth diseases, as well as address any concerns you may have about your smile.
Regardless of how well you floss and brush at home, mineral deposits can still build up on your teeth. Regular visits to our dental hygienist will help you to keep your gums, teeth and smile feeling their very best.
Our dental hygienist will also give you tips on how to maintain your oral health and how you can make the best choices to prolong the life of your smile.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential and preventative diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
We offer several different kinds of custom fit mouth guards to help protect your teeth from damage.
Sports guards are designed to protect the entire mouth from sports related trauma.
Night guards prevent the wearing down of your teeth as a result of grinding and clenching while you sleep. Studies show that the majority of patients who grind their teeth are completely unaware that they are doing it. After some time, tooth grinding can wear down the teeth, leaving them misshapen and susceptible to later problems.