Common Causes of Tooth Loss

It is normal for the tooth fairy to visit children for their baby teeth. However, it is not necessary for older people to lose their teeth. Below are some of the most common causes missing teeth.

  • Diabetes: Diabetes weakens your body’s immune system. In doing so, it also promotes the formation of plaque in your mouth.
  • Smoking Cigarettes and Drinking Alcohol: It is no surprise that these recreational activities are not good for your dental health. Smoking increases the odds of getting gum disease. Eventually, it can lead to tooth loss.
  • Grinding Your Teeth: Grinding your teeth can damage the surrounding tissues. This causes bone loss and teeth are more likely to fall out.
  • An Unhealthy Diet: Eating an unhealthy diet can reduce your mouth’s ability to fight off infections. Foods that are filled with sugar can wear away at your teeth and gums.
  • Neglecting Oral Hygiene:  When you do not brush twice a day and floss once a day, it can lead to the loss of teeth.

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