Tooth lost due to Gum Disease.
Did you know that more teeth are lost due to gum disease then though tooth decay. Gum disease can strike anyone who neglects their oral hygiene or eats a poor diet. People with alcoholism, malnutrition, or AIDS/HIV infection or who are being treated with steroid drugs or certain cancer chemotherapies have a higher risk of gum disease. Women with tooth or gum problems are also more likely to give birth to premature babies. Seeing a dentist regularly and proper dental care habits are important in reducing your risk of gum disease and tooth loss.