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Difference Between Gingivitis & Periodontitis

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Gingivitis and periodontitis are both related to gum disease but represent different stages of the condition. Gingivitis is the early and milder form of gum disease. It can be easier to treat with an improved oral healthcare routine and regular visits to your dentist. But, treatment can become more difficult once it progresses past gingivitis. […]

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How Long Can You Keep Your Teeth with Periodontal Disease?

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Periodontal disease is very common—approximately 70% of Canadians will experience this condition at some point. It may not seem concerning at first, but periodontal disease can significantly affect oral health. In some cases, this condition can lead to tooth loss.  What does the timeline of periodontal disease look like? Tooth Loss Doesn’t Happen Fast, but […]

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What Is the Difference Between Gingivitis & Periodontal Disease?

Proper oral hygiene habits not only ensure your smile stays bright and healthy, but it can also help lower your risk of developing gum issues such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine and seeing your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings is important to remove the plaque build-up that can damage your teeth and gums.  At Arch Dental, we […]

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