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Have you heard that tooth loss can result in tooth-crowding, difficulty eating and difficulty speaking? That’s why lost pearly whites need to be replaced with false teeth. Find out a bit more about risk factors for tooth loss by reading on below.

You are perhaps at risk for needing false teeth if you are susceptible to tooth loss. Risk factors for tooth loss include old age, excessive alcohol use, tobacco use, being male, a lack of frequent oral care, poor oral hygiene, diabetes, high blood pressure, gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis. If you noticed that you display many of these risk factors, please call us now to let us know and we’ll help you to find the right treatment options for preventing tooth loss.

When a patient is missing a tooth or chompers, their oral health will suffer. Without teeth, speaking and eating become increasingly difficult. Even with just a single tooth missing, complications can grow. Sensitivity is another vast problem for people missing chompers: when the dentin layer of pearly whites is uncovered, hot and cold compounds can cause major discomfort in the pearly whites. And when some pearly whites are missing, other pearly whites can shift and become crooked, making biting and grinding problems that will aggravate with time.

At Goose Creek Family Dentistry, we really enjoy working with the Goose Creek, South Carolina, community with Dr. Ryan Gilreath. Call us at 843-764-3081 today to schedule a checkup.