Bad nutrition and oral care are common causes of loss of teeth. Few of us think that we provoke our body to a greater degree of malaise with the illness of teeth, and as a result, the life indicators are reduced several times. According to the Journal of Periodontology, orthodontists identified the main 9 factors for tooth loss.
- The sex affects the condition of teeth According to studies, male sex is more prone to teeth loss than the female one. Although scientists still do not know the evolutionary or genetic cause of this problem, nevertheless they warn men to be more attentive to the health of their oral cavity.
- Aging Everyone knows that the health condition of the teeth is changing with human aging. Therefore, their loss is more common for elderly people. Gum relaxation is an irreversible process of aging, resulting in the complete loss. But a good care can prolong the “life” of teeth, making them healthier and more intact. Remember, visiting a dentist is your need, not the caprice of doctors!
- Bad habits Smoking and drunkenness have a negative effect not only on the condition of the teeth but also on your whole body. Excessive consumption of nicotine and alcohol leads to irreversible complications state of gums and teeth.
- Bad hygiene of the oral cavity Incorrect and irregular teeth cleaning, poorly selected oral hygiene products can lead to the tooth and gum disease. In percentage terms, 60% of patients rarely clean their teeth. And only about 16% – clean twice a day. If the situation is such that you notice changes in the structure of the tooth enamel, light gums bleeding and the sensitivity of the teeth, immediately consult a dentist.
- Avoiding professional teeth care According to statistics, almost 40% of people never received professional dental care. Approximately 13% of people have a professional dental care only six months before dental extraction. 47% – these are patients who are late seeking help from dentists because usually, such diagnosis of oral cavity leads only to complete loss of teeth.
- High blood pressure High blood pressure is a common thing for adults, that’s why it's very important to understand how it can affect your teeth. One out of ten patients has high blood pressure. A previous research proved a connection between gum disease and high blood pressure in postmenopausal women. Therefore, an annual checkup can save your shining smile.
- Diabetes Having a research, doctors found out that nearly one out of five patients has the second type of diabetes. It’s reported that the link between gum disease and diabetes is “well-established.” Therefore, people with this disease should be more meticulous about the health of the oral cavity.
- Rheumatoid arthritis There is a strong connection between rheumatoid arthritis and teeth loss due to the gum disease. However, such a link is not yet clearly established. Perhaps rheumatoid arthritis also has to be along with another less mild human disease, which ultimately leads to big health problems of the oral cavity.
- Gum disease Gum disease is one of the leading causes of teeth loss. Bad care for gums drives to the infection formation “in the pocket” between the teeth and gums, and as a result, the gums lose their elasticity. Although the list is quite large, remember that the body always gives us clues about what we do right or wrong. We are all individual, so we just need to listen to our inner self.