While the team of specialists at MALO Advanced Oral Rehabilitation provides patients with comprehensive and long lasting solutions to missing teeth, we also endeavor to teach our patients how to prevent tooth loss in the first place. Many New Jersey residents are under the impression that losing teeth is a natural part of getting older, when in fact it is not. A “terminal” or failing dentition is caused by a progressive bacterial disease that attacks the gum tissue and supporting jawbone structure.
This disease – periodontal (gum) disease – is not only treatable; it’s also wholly preventable. By following this upcoming advice, New Jersey residents can keep most if not all of their natural adult teeth in excellent condition. This saves patients the expense of having dental implants placed and enables them to enter their golden years with their original smile intact!
The biggest cause of tooth loss is poor oral hygiene and bad habits such as smoking, heavy drinking and drug abuse. A bad and unbalanced diet – one that is high in sugar – also leads to tooth decay and the diseases that cause tooth loss.
In addition to these measures, keep regular scheduled appointments with your New Jersey dentist, even if there doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with your pearly whites. Preventative care is the best approach to avoiding tooth loss and the ultimate need for dental implants! Also, avoid or try and wean yourself off the following habits and addictions:
New Jersey is a state located in the Northeastern reaches of the United States. The neighboring state of New York and Pennsylvania lie to the east/north and west respectively, while Delaware can be found to the southwest and the cold north Atlantic to the south and southeast. New Jersey may be small, but it ranks high amongst the most populous states in America, as well as being the wealthiest. Most of the area of New Jersey State is covered by the cityscape of New York City and Philadelphia, a far cry from its former pristine beauty when it was inhabited by Native American tribes, such as the Lenape.