How Do I Prevent Tooth Loss?

Tooth loss can cause a number of problems for a patient, from trouble eating his/her favorite foods, to difficulties communicating clearly. Missing teeth have also been linked to misalignment and even an aged appearance due to loss of jawbone density. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent tooth loss.

Frequently Asked Questions About Avoiding Tooth Loss

Question: What causes adults to lose their teeth?

Answer: We can lose our permanent teeth for a number of different reasons. For example, untreated decay as a result of poor oral hygiene or injury can allow infections to form. Without timely treatment, this can eventually mean extraction is needed to keep the infection from spreading. A sports accident could also lead to a knocked-out tooth. However, the most common cause of adult tooth loss is periodontal disease. Advanced gum disease can attack the connective tissue between the teeth and gums, leading to lost teeth.

Question: What steps can I take to improve my oral health?

Answer: First, make sure you’re taking time twice a day to brush your teeth. Each session should take about wo minutes. You also need to floss every night before going to sleep. Every six months, you should see the dentist for a thorough dental cleaning. These preventive actions can help protect the gums and teeth from serious oral health concerns.

Question: Can you replace missing teeth?

Answer: We can! Should you lose a tooth, we can provide a dental implant to offer a stable and long-lasting replacement option. Dental implants are also restored with lifelike dental crowns to ensure they blend with your smile. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth or preventing the loss of your teeth, then please contact our office today.

We can Help Address Tooth Loss

We can use implant dentistry to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile. Our Dallas, TX office welcomes patients from North Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts District, Kessler Park, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, and nearby cities. Our Richardson, TX office welcomes patients from North Dallas, Plano, Garland, and the surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).