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Dentures and other forms of dental implants have been developed over the years to look just as good, if not better, than people’s natural teeth. However, as the phrase goes, “there is nothing better than the real thing!” Dentists have been seeing an epidemic of adult tooth loss and there are several underlying reasons.

The number one factor in tooth loss is avoiding regular dental cleanings and check ups. Having these visits bi-annually is the only way to beat tooth loss. Although brushing, flossing and rinsing at home is excellent oral hygiene, receiving professional deep cleanings is a must as well. Additionally, dental x-rays are one of the first ways to diagnose a potential problem. Periodontal (or gum) exams are crucial as well, because a large percentage of tooth loss is attributed to gum, or periodontal, disease.

Tooth loss affects the person as a whole, in many ways beyond the mouth. It affects overall health and wellness and predisposes individuals to other pathology. Speech can be impaired with tooth loss as well as nutrition. Another negative effect is self-esteem. When one cannot smile as they please due to self-conscious feelings, they are often affected psychologically and emotionally as well.

So don’t be another dental statistic! Call Esthetix Dental Spa (212)795-9675 to schedule your checkup and cleaning today!