Over 65% of people over the age of 50 in Ireland suffer from tooth loss. This infographic covers the reasons behind this, examines the consequences of missing teeth and also looks at the possible solutions available.
Tooth loss is linked to the absence of good at-home oral hygiene, poor eating habits, injuries as a result of playing impact sports and a fear of dentists. This prevents some people from looking after their teeth properly both at home and due to a lack of attending regular dental appointments. Further to this, the infographic explores other factors which may result in dental problems including health issues such as cholesterol; smoking and financial constraints which may mean people put their dental appointments on the long finger. Every day issues such as not flossing and not using mouthwash are also taken into account.
The infographic also focuses on who exactly is at risk of tooth loss and tips on how they can prevent it from occurring.It explains the various options open to those suffering from tooth loss and helps providea more informed decision on what path to choose. It does advise strongly to liaise with a good dentist on this matter as every patient has different needs and requirements. The options and solutions explored are; Single Dental Implants, Bridges, Dentures and Partial Dentures. Micro Implants and Click-tite Dentures are also explained in more detail. Click-tite Dentures are exclusive to Seapoint Clinic.
The infographic will inform you greatly on the huge importance of dental care and how it can affect your own overall health in the long run.