How to Stop Tooth Loss


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There is more to know about tooth loss than you think. And the more you know the easier it is to prevent. Suffering from physical injury, gum disease or dental caries? Uncover the best prevention and treatment options.

In addition to learning the 4 best way to prevent, you'll also learn about treatment options such as implants, bridges or dentures

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How to Stop Tooth Loss

  2. 2. What is Tooth Loss? (1 of 4)  When one or more teeth become loose and fall out, it is termed as tooth loss.
  3. 3. What is Tooth Loss? (2 of 4)  The condition of missing teeth is medically termed as edentulism or anodontia.
  4. 4. What is Tooth Loss? (3 of 4)  Tooth loss is natural for the milk set of teeth for kids as they get replaced by the permanent set of teeth.
  5. 5. What is Tooth Loss? (4 of 4)  Apart from this, tooth loss is an undesirable entity which occurs due to physical injury or disease.
  6. 6. What Causes Tooth Loss? (1 of 5) PHYSICAL TRAUMA OR INJURY:  Severe blow to the face or injury can cause the teeth to become loose and fall out.
  7. 7. What Causes Tooth Loss? (2 of 5)  Our teeth are quite strong and hence it takes quite a large amount of force to displace the teeth from their sockets.
  8. 8. What Causes Tooth Loss? (3 of 5) GUM (PERIODONTAL) DISEASE:  Gum disease is the  leading cause for tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is the inflammation or infection of the gum tissues surrounding the teeth.
  9. 9. What Causes Tooth Loss? (4 of 5) GUM (PERIODONTAL) DISEASE:  When gum disease has progressed to an advanced stage, it causes the resorption (degradation) of the bone supporting the tooth.  This leads to the tooth loosening and eventually falling out.
  10. 10. What Causes Tooth Loss? (5 of 5) DENTAL CARIES:  It is an irreversible microbial disease of the tooth which damages the tooth structure.  Also known as tooth decay or cavities, it can result in tooth loss over a period of time.
  11. 11. Preventing Tooth Loss (1 of 5) BRUSHING AND FLOSSING:  Gum disease and tooth decay occur often as a result of poor oral hygiene.  Brush your teeth twice a day to keep dental problems at bay.
  12. 12. Preventing Tooth Loss (2 of 5)  Flossing helps remove food debris in between your teeth and is recommended.
  13. 13. Preventing Tooth Loss (3 of 5) REGULAR VISITS TO DENTIST:  It is recommended to visit your dentist regularly to identify oral problems in their initial stage.
  14. 14. Preventing Tooth Loss (4 of 5) FLUORIDE THERAPY:  Use of fluoridated toothpaste and mouth wash is advisable as it prevents dental caries and hence tooth loss.
  15. 15. Preventing Tooth Loss (4 of 5) DENTAL SEALANTS:  Are often applied in children on the chewing surfaces of back teeth as it acts as a physical barrier against dental caries.
  16. 16. Treatment Options (1 of 3) DENTAL IMPLANTS:  Dental implant is the replacement of the missing tooth/teeth by an artificial tooth which are embedded in your jaw bone.  It is the most advanced treatment for tooth loss and is costly.
  17. 17. Treatment Options (2 of 3) BRIDGES:  Dental bridges are also known as fixed partial dentures.  They replace the missing tooth and are supported by surrounding teeth.
  18. 18. Treatment Options (3 of 3) COMPLETE DENTURES:  Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate.“ and are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal.
  19. 19. 4 WAYS TO PREVENT AND TREAT TOOTH LOSS 1. Use Dental Optimizer approved Antibacterial Mouth Rinses 2. Estimate the cost of treatments via the Dental Cost Calculator 3. Find a local dentist in our Dental Directory of 90,000 dentists 4. Get Financing for the entire cost of your dental treatment