Common Causes of Tooth Loss


Young children are used to teeth falling out. In fact, most young children get excited at the prospect of losing a tooth. Adults, on the other hand, rarely feel joy or anticipation over wriggly teeth. They typically feel dread, terror and perhaps even pain. Missing teeth not as adorable in adults, and can also affect other areas of your life. Suddenly your speech is altered, your ability to chew is compromised and bacteria are much more likely to get trapped in the crevices.

If you need to replace missing teeth, meet with Dr. Kevin Hogan for a consultation. He can help determine the correct course of action to fix your problem. You may be a good candidate for dental implants, which is a minimally invasive procedure that provides long-lasting, beautiful results.

Common Causes of Tooth Loss

Why Do Adults Lose Permanent Teeth?

It can be puzzling why some adults are prone to lose permanent teeth and others are not. Here are the top three reasons that adults tend to lose teeth:

  • Gum Disease: Gum disease is actually the leading cause of tooth loss for adults. To prevent this nasty disease from spreading in your mouth it is imperative to practice good oral hygiene, such as brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily and visiting with Dr. Hogan every six months.
  • Cavities or Tooth Decay: If you ever feel a cavity forming in your mouth, it is important to visit with Dr. Hogan immediately. Cavities that are left to fester on their own can wreak havoc and may destroy a tooth.
  • Trauma: Many athletes or people horsing around can receive trauma to the mouth region strong enough to knock out a tooth. Practice good habits by wearing mouth guards when participating in physical contact sports or activities.

Contact Us Today.  Recent advances in dental technology have made dental implants better than ever before. Dental implants provide a number of benefits over other alternatives to tooth replacements. Dental Implants last longer, are stronger and look more natural. Do not let missing teeth hold you back from a beautiful, confident smile. Learn more about dental implants in Mount Pleasant, SC by contacting Dr. Hogan’s office a call today at (843) 216-0908.

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If you are ready to explore ways to rejuvenate your smile, or you just need a cleaning and x-rays, call today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kevin Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has over 40 years of experience. He completed continuing education at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-renowned comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry center. He has also finished extensive coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and lectured at both North Carolina and Emory University.

He is known for his artistic skill, professionalism, and ability to find the right solution for an array of dental challenges. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina and the greater Charleston, SC areas.

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