When Is a Dental Crown Necessary?

Dental crowns are one of the most performed restorative/cosmetic dental procedures performed at dental practices throughout the country, including here at McDonald Family Dentistry in Urbandale, Iowa. A crown is a cap that fits over the end of the tooth that is made to look like the patient’s natural tooth. Dr. Christopher McDonald shares the […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on November 18, 2022

Come See McDonald Family Dentistry’s Beautiful New Office

After many years of making cosmetic improvements to our patients’ smiles, our team at McDonald Family Dentistry has decided to give ourselves a makeover — specifically to our office space. Don’t worry, you can still find us at our same location (2400 128th Street in Urbandale); we just look even nicer now! We are excited […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on October 19, 2022

Why You Should Replace a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant ASAP

Having practiced dentistry in Iowa for over 20 years, Dr. Chris McDonald could not begin to count how many missing teeth he has replaced. However, he does find it interesting how often adults with a missing tooth postpone dental care. After all, the benefits of getting a dental implant stretch far beyond maintaining a perfect […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on September 19, 2022

What Happens During a Routine Dental Exam?

Many dental patients understand the importance of twice-yearly dental checkups, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they know exactly what their dentist and hygienist are doing in their mouths. To better educate his patients about precisely what happens during a routine dental appointment, Dr. Chris McDonald offers this informative blog. Dental Cleaning One aspect of a […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on August 20, 2022

Dental Bonding: Your Most Affordable Option for Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you always wanted your teeth to look a little longer, smoother or whiter, but have never done anything about it because of the costs of cosmetic dentistry? You may not be aware of one affordable option: dental bonding. Here, respected dentist Dr. Chris McDonald explains why dental bonding is a great and practical option […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on July 21, 2022

Should I Get Sealants for My Child’s Teeth?

Undoubtedly, you want the best for your children, but you may have questions when it comes to their medical care. When it comes to dental sealants, you may know very little about them and have concerns as to whether they are necessary at all. As both a parent and dentist, Dr. Chris McDonald recommends that […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on June 21, 2022

Why Having Healthy Gums Matters

So much emphasis is placed on having clean, strong teeth that the gums are often overlooked. Take it from Dr. Chris McDonald, a trusted dentist in Urbandale, Iowa: your gums are of critical importance to your oral and overall health. In this blog, Dr. McDonald explains some of the reasons why you should take extra […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on May 22, 2022

How a Dentist Can Help With Your TMJ Pain

If you experience ongoing jaw pain caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you understand how excruciating it can be. You may be worried and confused about whom to trust for help. It turns out that dentists like Dr. Chris McDonald can help you get fast, lasting relief from TMJ pain. In this post, Dr. McDonald […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on April 22, 2022

Teeth Whitening: What You Can Expect

If you’ve tried every whitening toothpaste on the market and haven’t yet achieved the bright, white smile you need to feel confident, it’s time to visit Dr. Chris McDonald to discuss other options. His teeth whitening patients have seen incredible results with the Opalescence Go! system. Here’s what you can expect with teeth whitening: Ease […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on March 23, 2022

Why Cavities Can Happen Even To Great Brushers

It’s a complaint Dr. Chris McDonald hears over and over: “I brush my teeth religiously and never skip a day. So why am I still getting cavities?” Cavities happen when the natural layer of bacteria covering the teeth feeds off of particles from the food you consume. The bacteria form a sticky, invisible film called […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on February 21, 2022