While we hate to even imagine it happening to us, the fact is almost every American over the age of 40 is missing or has lost at least one tooth over the course of their lifetime. And over 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. Tooth loss isn’t just an aesthetic issue; it also affects your health in multiple ways. Fortunately, a cosmetic dentist has an easy and effective solution: dental implants. But why in the world should you consider those?
Dental Implants Resist Bacteria and Decay
The mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria. It’s dark, warm, wet, and provides all the sustenance germs could ever want. So it’s no surprise that bacteria expand at alarming rates across the teeth and gums. Get lazy on the oral care, and trouble comes knocking like extended family or forgotten friends after finding out you won the lottery. Oral cancer, however, is a close secondary cause for cancer. Usually caused by vices such as smoking and excessive drinking, oral cancer not only causes mouth issues, it actually kills 24 Americans daily – one every hour. Continue reading