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Missing Teeth Really Affect How You Live Your Life

Posted on 9/20/2018 by Sergio Ortegon
Missing Teeth Really Affect How You Live Your LifeLosing a tooth as a child is a very exciting tie. It means a visit from the tooth fairy. The good thing for the children is that the teeth will grow back in. They will get their adult set of teeth. These are the teeth that are supposed to last a lifetime.

The statistic shows that is not what happens for most. The majority of people will lose some teeth, whether it is through an accident, trauma, or neglect. This is how missing teeth affect a person as an adult.

Impact on Appearance

For many, the biggest impact from losing a tooth or teeth is the way it makes them look. Missing teeth are embarrassing to some and they are less likely to smile. They worry about what others think or what people may say behind their back. While it is possible to ignore these things, any find it difficult to so that and end up isolating themselves because of it.

Impact on Health

The way missing teeth affect the appearance is one thing, but it also has an impact on the overall health of the individual. The missing teeth cause more stress on the surrounding teeth. It also can create more problems with tooth decay and gum disease.

Depending on how many teeth and which teeth are missing, it can change the way a person eats. Some foods are much harder to eat, and this means a person may not get all the nutrition their body needs to remain healthy.

In the end, missing teeth can affect a person both physically and emotionally. It can alter many aspects of their lives without the realizing it. The good news is that there are solutions to missing teeth It is possible to do something that corrects the problems missing teeth cause.

For more information about the solutions to missing teeth, contact the dental professionals at our office. They will help you understand your options.

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