No one wants to lose their precious teeth. Tooth loss can be a highly distressing and costly experience that can not only impact your overall health, but confidence as well. There are several potential reasons why you might lose your teeth, ranging from poor dental hygiene, bad eating habits to harmful behaviors learned over the years.
Today in this post, we highlight a few great reasons why you may suffer tooth loss. What’s more, will give you a few tips on how to prevent tooth loss:
- Tooth decay: Without proper dental care that involves routine dental visits and regular brushing and flossing, your teeth will inevitably decay. The earliest signs of tooth decay may include increased tooth sensitivity and bad breath.
- Aging: You can also lose your teeth because of the natural aging process. Thankfully, this can be handled through proper dental. Over time, your teeth experience normal wear and tear, and this can acerbate tooth loss. But taking good care of your pearly whites and scheduling regular appointments with your local dentist can help reduce or at least postpone this.
- Gum recession: In simple terms, gum recession refers to the process whereby the margin of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth gradually wears away, leading to the exposure of either your tooth or the tooth’s root. When this occurs, gaps or pockets are created between your teeth and gum line, making it relatively easy for bacteria and other pathogens to build up. And without treatment, the supporting tissue, as well as bone structures of the teeth, will likely get damaged, ultimately leading to tooth loss.
- Pregnancy: During pregnancy, women often experience a number of hormonal issues, including an increase in hormone levels. And during this period, they can be highly susceptible to gingivitis as well as tooth loss. And this is why it’s very important that you take extra care when you are expecting to help prevent both gum and tooth damage.
So, can you prevent tooth loss?
Thankfully, all the potential causes of tooth loss can be prevented, to some extent. Below are some proven ways to guard the health of your gums and teeth.
- Brushing and flossing your teeth at least two times per day.
- Scheduling routine appointments with your dentist. You should also undergo dental cleanings after every six months.
If you are currently suffering from tooth loss, don’t fret! This is because we now have great denture options that are not only highly advanced, but very comfortable and natural-looking.
If your natural teeth are relatively okay, your dentist may recommend partial dentures to help fill in any spaces as necessary. Partial dentures are available in a variety of materials and styles, and there is always a suitable option for your needs.
If your dentist recommends a full denture, you’ll benefit from highly comfortable and natural-looking dentures. In this regard, implant dentures are a fantastic option because they will not only replace your teeth, but will replace your roots as well. What’s more, they will naturally blend with your jawbone, helping to minimize further tissue as well as bone loss.
If you are looking for a dentist, HPS Advanced Dental Care would love to see you. Dr. Heather is gladly accepting new patients.
We are located at 4741 24 Mile Rd. Shelby Township, MI 48316, and we can be reached at (248) 652-0024. We look forward to meeting you!