Common Causes of Tooth Loss

Common Causes of Tooth Loss

June 12, 2015

Young children are used to teeth falling out. In fact, most young children get excited at the prospect of losing a tooth. Adults, on the other hand, rarely feel joy or anticipation over wriggly teeth. They typically feel dread, terror and perhaps even pain. Missing teeth not as adorable in adults, and can also affect other areas of your life. Suddenly your speech is altered, your ability to chew is compromised and bacteria are much more likely to get trapped in the crevices.

If you need to replace missing teeth, meet with Dr. Kevin Hogan for a consultation. He can help determine the correct course of action to fix your problem. You may be a good candidate for dental implants, which is a minimally invasive procedure that provides long-lasting, beautiful results.

Why Do Adults Lose Permanent Teeth?

It can be puzzling why some adults are prone to lose permanent teeth and others are not. Here are the top three reasons that adults tend to lose teeth:

  • Gum Disease Gum disease is actually the leading cause of tooth loss for adults. To prevent this nasty disease from spreading in your mouth it is imperative to practice good oral hygiene, such as brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily and visiting with Dr. Hogan every six months.
  • Cavities or Tooth Decay If you ever feel a cavity forming in your mouth, it is important to visit with Dr. Hogan immediately. Cavities that are left to fester on their own can wreak havoc and may destroy a tooth.
  • Trauma Many athletes or people horsing around can receive trauma to the mouth region strong enough to knock out a tooth. Practice good habits by wearing mouth guards when participating in physical contact sports or activities.

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