Losing a tooth is very annoying. Not only do you lose your appetite, but you also get immense pain in that particular part of your gum which is exposed. If you’ve lost a tooth without encountering any knock or accident, haven’t you wondered “Why did it fall off, just like that?”
At times, a tooth might just fall off with any warning or any pain. Now, this can be really very annoying! You don’t even get any time to react or think about why it popped out. Well, now it is time you start realizing that you should’ve listened to your parents, when they asked you to take care of your teeth by brushing twice a day!
There are several reasons for which you should know, why your teeth fall out before another one waves off…
- Tooth Grinding:
Many people have a habit of grinding their teeth when they are nervous. Tooth grinding causes your tooth’s crown to erode and it also weakens your gum muscles. When you suffer from Bruxism, tooth grinding is not only bad, but also out of control which is even worse. Bruxism leads you to constantly grind your teeth, especially while sleeping. This leads to weaken your gum muscles and your tooth slowly becomes smaller, ultimately falls out.
- Gum Diseases:
There are two common types of gum diseases, Gingivitis and Periodontitis. Gingivitis causes a little bit of swelling and bleeding in your gums causing very little pain and is therefore barely noticeable. Periodontitis causes severe swelling in your gums that destroy your gum muscles. It also destroys the bone structure in your jaws, eventually resulting in your teeth falling off.
- Tooth Decay:
Tooth decay is caused due to cavities. A tooth is made up of a hard outer shell called enamel and an inner soft layer referred to as dentin. A cavity creates a hole in both the layers, the enamel and the dentin. Food particles and sugar remain settled in your mouth after eating. They react with bacteria and form acid. The acid is responsible for tooth decay. If tooth decay is not taken care of, then it erodes your tooth and will reach your gum nerves, which causes terrible pain.
The only way to prevent losing any tooth or having any oral infection is by brushing your teeth twice a day. Flossing is also important to remove food particles that are stuck in your mouth. Drinking water frequently also keeps your mouth fresh to a certain extent. You should also visit a dentist for regular routine check-ups, which will help you prevent, rather than cure, any tooth related problems.