It’s awkward for edentulous patients, or those with missing teeth, to flash a smile. They find it embarrassing because they might show the gaps in between their teeth.

People lose their teeth due to different reasons like poor oral hygiene, poor nutrition, poor habits and injury.

Lack of proper care can cause plaque and tartar to build on your teeth. If left untreated it may lead to tooth loss and gum disease. The American Dental Association (ADA) emphasizes the importance of dental hygiene and routine checkups. This is to prevent cavities and gum disease.

Poor nutrition weakens your teeth. Food rich in sugar can damage your teeth and gums. These types of food can initiate tooth decay and may eventually lead to tooth loss. Make it a habit to eat nutritious food to strengthen your teeth and gums.

Another risk factor is poor habits. Smoking and grinding of teeth (Bruxism) is bad for your oral health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of severe gum disease. Excessive grinding can damage your teeth and may also lead to tooth loss. Bad habits like cracking ice cubes, using your teeth as tools and biting pencils can fracture your teeth. Accidents like car crash, sports injury, slips and falls can also injure your teeth.

The good news is that you don’t have to suffer from missing teeth. Modern dentistry provides dental solutions that can restore both form and function in your teeth. Depending on your case your dentist may recommend you to wear dentures, bridges or implants.

Restore your smile with dentures, bridges or implants. Ask your Lincroft dentist to create a treatment plan for you. Call Dr. Mitchel Friedman at Newman Springs Dental Care by dialing 732-352-3903 to set an appointmenttoday.