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Risk Factors for Tooth Loss

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Dr. Yokoyama
Risk Factors for Tooth LossTooth loss can be a scary thought for many of us, and understandably so. However, there have been so many advancements in periodontal care that dental implants can easily take care of teeth replacement, should you lose a tooth.

Periodontology suggests that there are a few major risk factors for tooth loss. Avoiding these can help you control loss of teeth for yourself. Let's see what these are:

•  Periodontal Disease-Gum disease still stands as the number one risk factor for tooth loss. In fact, research suggests that it is the leading cause of tooth loss. Periodontal disease causes damage to the gums and bone, disturbing the tissue supporting teeth. This makes one more prone to tooth loss
•  Age-people older than 35 are more prone to developing gum disease, which is a major risk factor for tooth loss
•  Smoking-frequent use of tobacco causes damage to different parts of our bodies, including lowering the power of the immune system. Once again, smokers are also more vulnerable to periodontal disease
•  Poor oral care-people who do not regularly brush and floss their teeth are more vulnerable to dental problems. This results in build-up of plaque that can damage the gums and tissue, causing periodontal disease as well
•  Diabetes-people with high blood sugar are at a higher risk of tooth decay

How to Lower Risk of Tooth Loss?

Some of the above risk factors are in your control. To avoid falling prey to tooth loss, you should regularly visit Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants for professional checkups and tooth cleaning to remove any plaque that might weaken the roots of teeth. If you are a smoker, you should try quitting to mitigate susceptibility to periodontal disease.

Gum disease is avoidable to a certain extent with good oral hygiene. Since it is the number one risk factor for tooth loss, you should practice sound dental care to minimize possibility of tooth loss.

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