If you are missing at least one of your natural teeth, you are far from alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately half of all Americans between the ages of 20 and 64 are missing at least one of their natural teeth. While advanced technologies such as dental implants have made it more possible than ever to restore form, function, and excellent oral health to mouths affected by missing teeth, it is always far better to prevent the loss of the natural teeth to begin with. In most cases, tooth loss is preventable.
The best way to ensure that you maintain the health of your mouth, whether you currently have all of your natural teeth or you want to preserve those teeth that are remaining, is to visit the dentist at least twice a year as recommended by the American Dental Association. At Dental Associates of New England, Dr. John D. Meola and his colleagues can restore your mouth to optimal health and then help you maintain that health for a lifetime through routine professional cleanings and thorough oral examinations. They can also help you to protect your natural teeth by educating you about the causes of tooth loss at their Boston, MA dental practice. By knowing the causes of tooth loss, you will be better equipped to avoid them.
Whatever the current state of your oral health, it is important that you seek regular dental care to achieve the healthiest mouth possible. If you are missing any of your natural teeth, it is equally important that you have them replaced as soon as possible. We invite you to schedule a consultation at Dental Associates of New England today.
There are many possible causes of tooth loss among adult patients, including:
To learn more about the possible causes of tooth loss, please contact Dental Associates of New England today.