You may not be concerned with tooth loss now, but research suggests that there are certain factors that can contribute towards tooth loss. Those factors are:
- Anyone over the age of 35 years of age
- Neglecting professional dental care
- Neglecting proper oral hygiene practices (toothbrushing)
- High blood pressure
- Rheumatoid arthritis
A few of the above factors can not be changes -- age and sex in particular -- but the other risk factors can be influenced by your own healthy habits. For example, brushing and flossing regularly and seeing your dental health professionals, Fountain Valley dentist Dr. Peter Hagen, twice a year or as needed.
Main Reason For Tooth Loss
The primary reason for tooth loss was found be a to a result of sever periodontal disease (gum disease) that can be avoided or remedied with proper brushing and flossing techniques. Once gingivitis has taken hold of your gums and morphed into periodontal disease, the risk for tooth loss increases.
Tooth Loss and the Connection To Overall Health
In addition to poor oral health practices, people experiencing tooth loss also had health issues that complicated their dental health. The connection between tooth loss and diabetes has been well-established. In the research done on tooth loss in this particular, it was found people with high blood pressure and rheumatoid arthritis have a higher propensity to tooth loss and/or extraction.
If you have any of the health issues in the above list, or are concerned with tooth loss in general, be sure to care for your teeth as suggested by Fountain Valley dentist Dr. Peter Hagen, while also coming in for your professional dental cleanings and check-ups. If tooth loss can be prevented with simple steps, you'll be thanking yourself for taking those tiny, albeit important measures.