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Do All Your Teeth Fall Out
Wrong assumption: Most people assume losing teeth is a natural consequence of the aging process. The don’t fall out from natural causes. Common causes of tooth loss are tooth decay, gum disease and trauma. By taking good care of your teeth and gums, you can protect them for a lifetime. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm now going on 20 and need to know how to preserve my teeth before they fall out. Any effective home remedies, what to do?
Sure: If you decide to not see your dentist and do not maintain your teeth well. Most adult teeth that "fall out" are the result of periodontal gum disease. Frequent cleaning, excellent home care, balanced diet, low stress, good restful sleep, good genetics are all contributing factors to excellent overall health & dental health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment plan: See your dentist for a complete evaluation and full mouth series of radiographs. If you are deemed to have periodontal disease, you will be treated appropriately. Removal of calculus can make loose teeth looser, but you need a treatment plan and need to determine how you would like to address your dental health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lack of Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid is needed for a variety of biosynthetic pathways. In the synthesis of collagen, ascorbic acid is required as a cofactor for prolyl hydroxylase and lysyl hydroxylase. Defective connective tissue leads to fragile capillaries, resulting in abnormal bleeding. Collagen is an important part of bone, so bone formation is affected. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scurvy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not proximate cause: Overbite is a description of malposition of the anterior teeth. Malposed teeth can be harder to care for and therefore more susceptible to gum disease and therefore early loss. Horizontal overbite put teeth at risk for traumatic insult. And if you have an overbite, what else is out of whack? Call an orthodontist for an examination and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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