Is poor oral hygiene the cause to tooth loss?
Possible reasons for teeth loss might be as follows-
- Being over the age of 35
- Being a man
- Never having received advanced dental treatment
- Never brush your teeth with a toothbrush.
- Tobacco use (current or past)
- Diabetes is a disease that affects many people.
- Blood pressure that is too high
- Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects the joints.
The Most Common Cause of Tooth Loss are-
The most common cause of tooth loss was gum disease (periodontal disease). Research suggests that it’s one of the most common causes of tooth loss around the world. Tooth extraction was more common in men than in women. Patients aged 35 and up have had a higher rate of tooth loss.
Three out of every ten patients were smokers or former smokers. The researchers believe that if more knowledge about the patients’ smoking habits and background had been available, the correlation between smoking and tooth loss would have been stronger.
Cavities – Despite advancements in preventive dental treatment, cavities remain a concern for older adults today for the following reasons:
Adults that keep their natural teeth for a more extended period of time
Gingivitis (inflamed gum tissue),
Dry mouth caused by a prescription drug.
Consequences of a Poor Oral hygiene:
According to a recent survey on Loss of tooth,
Nearly 40% of the patients said they had never received quality dental care before.
Just 13% of people said they had seen a dentist in the six months leading up to their tooth extraction.
The majority of patients (60 percent) said they never or rarely brush their teeth. Just about 16% of people said they brush their teeth at least twice a day.
How can you avoid premature tooth loss?
- Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day or as recommended by your dentist.
- Using fluoride-based toothpaste to brush your teeth.
- Regular visits (i.e., At Least twice a year) to the dentist.
- Prioritizing oral health just as much as physical and mental health.
Now that you know the risks and causes of premature tooth loss, we hope you will take the mandatory steps and consequently avoid it happening to you. Regular dental check-ups will help you to identify any early symptoms of periodontal diseases which could in turn result in the loss of teeth at an early age.