A permanent set of teeth is meant to last a lifetime, then why do so many of us lose one or more of our adult teeth prematurely? Studies have shown that there are specific factors that contribute to the loss.
Some medical conditions are known to increase our chances for gum disease, which is the major cause of early tooth loss. Diabetes and high blood pressure are among the culprits. Osteoporosis has been associated with the deterioration of the jawbone which is the support system for the teeth.
When asked, close to fifty percent of patients who had suffered untimely tooth loss stated that they had gone without professional dental care for at least six months prior to their extraction and a majority admitted to a history of poor oral health care habits.
Since they do most of the chewing it stands to reason that the back teeth seem to be the most vulnerable. The rear molars are full of nooks and crannies that help them break our food into pieces that are easier to swallow and digest. Those same nooks and crannies, however, make it harder to clean out any leftover over particles that if ignored could lead to tooth decay.
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