Tooth loss is easily prevented.
In this day and age, if you lose your tooth, there are several options to replace the missing tooth. One of these options is dental implants, which not only helps you regain your natural smile, they also prevent bone loss and keep your mouth healthy. Although dental implants are great options, it is much easier to prevent tooth loss than to treat it. That’s why, in our Lawrence dentist’s last post, we went over a few of the common causes of tooth loss. Keep reading to learn more:
#4. Tooth Grinding
Tooth grinding, also called bruxism, causes the teeth to wear down slowly over time. It also puts additional pressure on the tissues and bone that support the teeth. When you start to lose the bone that supports your teeth, you are at greater risk for tooth loss. If you grind your teeth, schedule an appointment with our dentist.
#5. Poor Nutrition
Nutrition not only affects your waistline, it also affects your oral health. For instance, calcium aids in the mineral density of the bone that supports your teeth, and if you don’t get enough calcium, it can increase your risk for tooth loss. Also, research has shown that a diet is high in refined carbohydrates and sugar leads to increased incidence of tooth decay.
#6. Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco
Did you know that people who smoke are twice as likely to lose their teeth than people who don’t? Additionally, smokeless tobacco can also have serious consequences for your teeth because it increases your risk for gum disease and oral cancer.
In our next blog, we’ll be going over the last few causes of tooth loss, so please stay tuned!