Though losing teeth during childhood invokes the presence of a twinkling good-natured fairy, losing teeth as a teen or adult comes with consequences rather than rewards. This infographic explains some of the reasons people lose teeth, such as injury, poor eating habits, fear of the dentist, or periodontal disease, or poor oral hygiene. It then explains who is at risk of losing teeth and what factors can increase this risk. The infographic then illustrates some of the consequences of losing a tooth as an adult. It concludes by explaining how dental implants can replace lost teeth and restore oral health.
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