You brush your teeth after every meal. You floss your chompers religiously each night. You’ve never missed a dental appointment in your life. But with one freak accident, you’re forced to say goodbye to one of your pearly whites.
Indeed, not all tooth loss is caused by poor hygiene; sometimes, unfortunate circumstances knock out perfectly healthy teeth. Whether the cause of tooth loss is a tackle during football practice or another unfortunate accident, you can’t help but lose the confidence you once had.
No Small Matter
Unfortunately, even one lost tooth can cause significant health problems. The gap left behind causes other teeth to shift, leading to crooked teeth that may be harder to clean with a toothbrush and floss, making them susceptible to damage. A lost tooth also causes the jawbone in that area to degrade, making a person more prone to jaw injuries.