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If you want to enjoy your teeth for a lifetime, our dentist, Dr. Mark Kupec, is happy to help. Your dentist wants you to maintain a strong and healthy smile for life. Unfortunately, there are many things that can cause tooth loss, and it’s best to do everything you can to fight them. Here are some tips for making sure that you and your teeth stay together.

-Prevent tooth decay: Tooth decay is a major cause of tooth loss. Left unchecked, the decay can spread to the inner layers of the tooth and damage it beyond repair. In this case, an extraction will necessary. It’s best to prevent decay by keeping up on oral hygiene and attending your dental checkups.

-Prevent gum disease: Gum disease is another culprit of tooth loss. Gum disease can affect your jawbone and can impact your overall health. Bleeding, tender and swollen gums are some of the symptoms of gum disease, and you should alert your dentist if you experience them.
-Prevent oral injuries:
Contact sports and vigorous activities can result in lost teeth. So, when you’re participating in high-contact sports, it’s best to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth.

For more information and details about how to prevent tooth loss in Georgetown, Texas, please reach out to Mark Kupec D.D.S. P.C. at 512-930-7645. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to talking with you!