Loose and moving teeth may be a sign of impending tooth loss. This may affect not only your oral health, but also your appearance, speech and eating habits. Your cosmetic dentistry experts from Loveland Dental Group talk about some common causes of this problem.
Nutritional imbalances may affect your overall wellbeing, including your oral health. Decreased calcium intake, for example, may reduce your teeth density, resulting in their easy breakage. This may also have adverse effects on your tooth retention, increasing the risk of tooth loss. Carbohydrate- or sugar-rich diets, on the other hand, promote acid build-up, which may corrode your tooth enamel over time.
Poor Oral Hygiene
Poor oral hygiene may cause acid-producing bacteria to accumulate on your teeth’s surface, forming plaque. When left unmanaged, they may demineralize your tooth enamel, increasing the risk of cavities. This may also lead to various periodontal diseases, which may destroy supporting tissues, bones and ligaments. According to your oral surgeon, they may cause your jawbone to deteriorate as well, leading to tooth loss.
Certain medical conditions may put you at a greater risk of having teeth loss. For one, osteoporosis may cause your bones to become less dense, making them likely to fracture. This also includes the bones comprising your dental arch. Diabetes, on the other hand, may affect your body’s immune system, which means there are fewer antibodies in your oral cavity that are fighting acid-producing bacteria.
Smoking and Teeth Grinding
Smoking contains various chemicals that have a negative impact on your gums and teeth. Teeth grinding, also referred to as bruxism, may wear down your teeth, resulting in teeth loss.
One of the best ways to prevent unnecessary tooth loss is to visit your trusted dentist at least once every six months. This helps us regularly assess your teeth and detect signs of this problem. During your visit, we may also discuss our various options to give you a natural-looking smile, such as dental implants, dentures and partials.
Call us today at (704) 312-8889, or fill out our form to learn more reasons behind teeth loss and our recommended management. We serve Huntersville, Cornelius and nearby North Carolina areas.