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Can You Prevent Tooth Loss?


Posted on 11/21/2022 by Fern Creek Dentistry
Can You Prevent Tooth Loss?In most cases, tooth loss results from poor oral hygiene. When bacteria in your mouth mix with food particles, they create plaque. When plaque stays on the teeth for a long period, it forms tartar, which then contributes to tooth decay and gum diseases. Gum diseases and cavities are the number one reasons for tooth loss. Luckily, you can avoid tooth loss with preventative dentistry tips such as:

Practice Good Oral Hygiene


The first step of defense against tooth loss is practicing good oral hygiene. Proper brushing and flossing prevent tooth decay and periodontal diseases. These practices disturb the bacteria in the mouth, stopping them from forming plaque. Besides, brushing and flossing regularly removes food particles, thus, preventing bacteria build-up. With this, you will ensure a clean mouth that results in healthy teeth.

Another practice that helps to prevent tooth loss is using fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride toothpaste helps to strengthen tooth enamel, thus, preventing tooth decay.

Wear a Mouth Guard


Dental injuries such as cracked, fractured, or loose teeth can occur during sports or other high-impact activities. The good thing is that wearing a mouth guard will help to protect your teeth during high-impact events. You can also consider a mouthguard when sleeping.

Do you grind your mouth at night or during the day? This habit can lead to worn-out teeth, which may eventually cause tooth loss. Wearing a night guard will help prevent teeth grinding, hence, ensuring healthy teeth. In this case, opting for a custom-made mouthguard is vital. It will fit perfectly and provides maximum protection.

Replace the Lost Tooth


Replacing a missing tooth will help to keep the jawbone strong. A strong jawline is vital in holding other teeth in place. Our professionals will examine your teeth and gums to determine which tooth replacement option will fit your needs.
By far the best dentist in Statesville! My teeth are doing so much better since I started coming here! Extractions are cheap and reasonable if you don’t have insurance. Thank you Fern Creek Dentistry for making my teeth better!

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Statesville, NC 28625

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