In our last couple of blogs, we talked about the various options available for individuals who are looking to replace missing teeth. In those posts, we talked about the fact that teeth can be missing for so many different reasons. In some instances, individuals are born with teeth completely missing, and for others teeth can fall out after an accident or injury. A majority of the time, however, teeth fall out because of a lack of dental hygiene. 

The team at Selah Creek Dental strives to provide our patients with the information and resources that they need to make wise decisions. In today’s blog post, we wanted to talk about a few of the ways that poor dental care can lead to teeth falling out. Let’s dive right in. 

Old Age

Aging affects our bodies in more ways than one, and teeth falling out is one of them. The chances of dental health decline can double by the age of 30, which is why you want to do your best to stick to your dental hygiene routine. 

Being Male

As silly as it may sound, males are more likely to experience the loss of teeth. Unfortunately, there’s not much that can be done to change this factor. For that reason, men should work diligently to prioritize their dental care and oral hygiene.

Bad Dental Hygiene

One of the most common causes of teeth falling out is a lack of dental hygiene, or poor hygiene all together. Your teeth need to be cleaned regularly so that they remain free of plaque and bacteria — two huge components that lead to tooth decay and gum disease. If you let plaque and bacteria build up, the chances of your teeth falling out increase significantly. For that reason, you want to stick to a strict dental hygiene routine that includes brushing, flossing, rinsing, and routine visits to your local dentist.

No Professional Dental Care

Sticking to your oral hygiene routine can do so much good, but it needs to be paired with the care and knowledge of your local dentist. A majority of dental problems go unseen by the naked eye, so without the care of a professional, most dental problems will continue to fly below the radar. That is, until they become larger problems. If you want to avoid your oral hygiene getting to the point of your teeth falling out, you need to take the time to visit a dentist at least twice a year. 

Sugar Consumption

Another factor of dental health that contributes to tooth decay is the amount of sugar that one is consuming regularly. Sugar breaks down the enamel of the tooth and can slowly start to affect the gums and loosen the roots of the tooth. While cavities are the most commonly recognized downside to high amounts of sugar consumption, that’s not the only way that sugar can affect your teeth. 

Bad Habits

There are countless bad habits that can affect the well-being of your teeth. Smoking, drinking soda, and consuming large amounts of sugar often are all bad habits that affect your teeth and can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and eventually teeth falling out. If you’re visiting your dentist regularly, chances are that you’ve heard about how your bad habits are affecting your teeth already. If you want to avoid the chance of your teeth falling out, try your hardest to cut back on bad habits or eliminate them altogether. 

Make an Appointment Today

Routine dental care is one of the best things that you can do to ensure your teeth remain healthy for years to come. If you are concerned about loose teeth or you’ve already had teeth fall out, reach out to Selah Creek Dental. We would be more than happy to set up an appointment for you. Reach out today.