Losing Teeth: You Asked For It

considering dental implants

considering dental implantsLosing teeth is something that becomes acceptable when you grow older, but according to the latest statistics, 27% of people lose their first tooth between the ages 21 and 30. The worst part of that statistic is that it’s not new information. People, no matter their age, are susceptible to losing teeth precisely for the reasons all of our mothers told us about.

Why Are They Falling Out?

Poor dental hygiene ranks first in the causes of tooth loss in young adults, which just goes to show that people aren’t willing to listen to sense until they’ve lost a tooth. The fact is, most people take dental care for granted, even though they depend on their teeth not just for eating, but for building confidence as well.

The shape of the mouth affects speech, and losing a tooth may affect how people can communicate. High profile careers depend on excellent communication for success, and any perceived flaw might be construed as weakness or incompetence.

No Turning Back

It does no good to cry over spilled milk though, and the focus must always be on the future. If a young adult loses his or her tooth, then they should be looking for ways to solve their problem. The most common solution is getting dental implants.

There’s no way anyone gets their tooth back after they lose it, super glue doesn’t work that way, which leaves dental implants as the next best thing. Dental implant procedure is such a common practice – even with young adults – that the process is refined to the point that it can be done inexpensively in a few sessions (depending on the severity of the case).

Lesson Learned

With a dental implant in place, the only way the missing tooth will be noticed is if the information was voluntarily divulged. But the most important function of an implant may be that it provides an easy fix to a hard-earned lesson. People deserve to confront the realities of their decision or non-decisions, but they don’t need to live through the consequences forever.

Dental implants serve as a quick Band-Aid to remind people that brushing and flossing are important even after they’ve moved out of their parent’s house.

About the author

Joseph Francis

is a Denver-based fitness instructor with a background in physical therapy. He is also a triathlete on the side and has joined local sporting events.