Gum disease is not the only reason tooth loss can become a concern. Age, gender, lifestyle choices and health issues are also known causes for tooth loss.

In fact, anyone over the age of 35 begins to increase their chances of tooth loss, in specific – males over 35. A lack of dental care – both with regular visits to the dentist as well as your own personal oral hygiene – can be cause for tooth loss, in addition to: smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and rheumatoid arthritis.

Although one might worry that gum disease cause the loss of back teeth – such as vital molars – gum disease is actually more likely to take your front teeth. So keeping your oral health in check is imperative in keeping your teeth overall.

Leading Reason for Tooth Loss

Although there are other factors as listed, gum disease is still the leading cause of tooth loss. And that stands true worldwide.

In addition, 3 out of 10 smokers (or even ex-smokers) are found to loose their teeth, according to research. That number may be even higher, but this type of information isn’t always recorded, unless people have the same dentist throughout their lifespan.

The Effects of Poor Dental Care

A shocking 40% of individuals today still do not maintain regular dental visits. Although there are various factors for that, the BC government has made it more feasible for families to maintain the health of their teeth – for children in particular – through the Healthy Kids Program.

Clearly, regular dental checkups, as well as regular brushing and flossing at home, are an imperative part in keeping your teeth healthy, and really – keeping your teeth in general.

At DentistsRUs, we want to help you maintain your oral health in order to keep you smiling with all your natural teeth! below is our list of dental professionals across the Lower Mainland to serve you …call or click to book an appointment today.

Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View

Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View

Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View

Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View

New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View