Is tooth loss a part of aging?

No, tooth loss is NOT inevitable.

Tooth loss is caused by PERIODONTAL DISEASE.

PERIODONTAL DISEASE is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and the bone that supports the teeth.

Microorganisms, such as bacteria, stick to the surface of the tooth and multiply, provoking gum inflammation. Gums become swollen, red and bleed frequently, especially with brushing and flossing and teeth become loose.

Risk factors of periodontal disease are:

  • smoking
  • diabetes
  • poor oral hygiene
  • not seeing your dental professional regularly
  • genetic susceptibility
  • medications which can reduce the normal flow of saliva and those which can cause abnormal overgrowth of the gum tissue

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