The Periodontist's Blog

Are there benefits to dental bridges?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be considering the pros and cons of various tooth replacement options. Here, our Lethbridge periodontists discuss some of the benefits of replacing missing teeth with dental bridges, compared to dental implants and dentures.

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Dentures vs. Dental Implants

When the need to replace lost or damaged teeth arises, patients in Lethbridge have a few options: two of the most popular are dentures and implants. Today, the dental team at Lethbridge Peridontal discuss the different pros and cons of these two options.

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Dental Crowns & Bridges for Missing Teeth

If have a missing or damaged tooth, a dental crown or bridge may be used to replace it. Here, our Lethbridge periodontist explains the difference and what you can expect from your tooth replacement.

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What are the Treatment Options for Gum Disease?

What are the Treatment Options for Gum Disease?

There is a variety of treatment options for gum disease (surgical, non-surgical and medicinal), and the one that’s right for you will depend on the stage of your gum disease.

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How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria on the teeth and gums. This means that a good oral hygiene routine, including regular dental appointments and thorough brushing and flossing, is the best way to prevent it.

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What Causes Gum Disease?

What Causes Gum Disease?

It may not be nice to think about, but our mouths are full of bacteria. Without regular dental cleanings and a good oral hygiene routine at home, this bacteria produces plaque and eventually tartar on the teeth, which is what causes gum disease to develop.

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What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

When gum disease is first starting to develop, it is often completely symptomless. However, as it progresses, it demonstrates some tell-tale symptoms. Here’s what to look out for.

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