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Are you interested in keeping your natural teeth for a lifetime? That is a great goal to have for your smile, and our dentist, Dr. Stephen Kwitnicki, is happy to help you prevent losing your teeth. To help you keep your teeth, he encourages you to do the following:

-Prevent tooth decay: Tooth decay is a major component of tooth loss. If a cavity is left untreated, it can spread and damage the tooth beyond repair. So, it’s best to keep tooth decay at bay by brushing twice a day, flossing and rinsing daily, and seeing your dentist for your six-month checkups.

-Prevent gum disease: Gum disease is another culprit behind tooth loss. Gum disease can spread and affect the underlying jawbone. When the bone is deteriorated, the teeth loosen and fall out. Gum disease can also impact your overall health, so it’s best to it by maintaining a strong oral hygiene routine, and by watching for the symptom, such as red, tender, or bleeding gums.

-Prevent oral injuries: Oral injuries typically occur when you suffer a blow to the face. If you wear a mouthguard when this happens, the guard can protect the teeth, absorb the force, and help you prevent lost teeth.

Do you have any questions on how to avoid tooth loss in Union, New Jersey? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Stephen Kwitnicki, DDS. When you dial 908-688-1160, we will be more than happy to talk with you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!