What are the most common causes of tooth loss?

As you know, the causes of tooth loss can vary greatly. The most common causes include tooth decay, periodontal disease, harmful bacteria and inflammation of the gums.

The risk of periodontal disease increases with age. To prevent tooth loss, you should brush your teeth every day. In today's blog post, we explain why regular dental hygiene is important and not just for tooth preservation.


Brush your teeth daily

Saliva, food debris and harmful bacteria cause a sticky and rough plaque to build up on your teeth. This is plaque or dental plaque. This plaque is the main cause of gingivitis and tooth decay. You can remove this plaque by brushing your teeth daily with our emmi®-dent ultrasonic toothbrush, floss and mouthwash.

If you are not sure whether you are using the correct toothbrushing technique, you should use dye tablets. This will discolour the plaque and make it visible. With our ultrasonic electric toothbrush, you can clean your teeth more thoroughly than with a standard manual toothbrush.


How does tooth loss occur?

Poor oral hygiene can lead to inflammation of the gums. If you do not remove plaque thoroughly, it becomes hard. It turns into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist. Under no circumstances should you scrape it off your teeth with a sharp object.

This will damage your enamel and your teeth will no longer be optimally protected. If tartar builds up in your tissues, sooner or later your tooth will start to wobble. If you don't act quickly now, you will lose your tooth.


A healthy oral flora

For a healthy oral flora, brush your teeth thoroughly in the morning and evening. You can use interdental brushes or dental floss for the spaces between your teeth. Don't forget to clean your tongue. You can clean it gently with a tongue brush.

To prevent tooth loss, you should also reduce your sugar intake. Sugar is a perfect breeding ground for many harmful bacteria. A healthy oral flora fends off the harmful germs and prevents tooth loss.



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