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All Posts Tagged: gum disease

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Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

Anxiety over wisdom teeth removal is normal. Worry over third molar, or wisdom teeth surgery is a common theme among patients, so we thought this story might be a helpful read if you are contemplating the procedure. Recently, we had a patient of Alma Dental Centre express concern over removing her wisdom teeth, which she affectionately […]

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Receding Gums 101: What Are Receding Gums?

One of the most common questions asked to dental professionals is: “what are receding gums?”. In simple terms, receding gums are a result of gum disease — causing your gums to have a “receding” appearance. What causes receding gums? Typically, gum disease plays the largest role in causing receding gums. In simple terms, bacteria that enters […]

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Smoking and Your Oral Health: Know the Facts

It’s common knowledge that smoking can put you at risk of developing lung cancer, but are you aware that smokers are prime targets for many oral health problems which will progress much faster for smokers than for non-smokers?

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