By avoiding poor oral care or dental appointments, you not only endanger your oral health but also your appearance.
Facial aesthetics is coordinated with the oral structure and health of our jawbones and teeth. This means sagging skin and wrinkles before aging. Due to the missing tooth, the skin begins to sag with less support.
Studies show that in the first year you lose your teeth, there is a decrease of approximately 25% in bone width and a decrease of 4 mm in jaw length. Without the mass your teeth provide, your mouth and cheeks collapse and shrink upward. Also, what will change is not only your face, but also your lifestyle. Chewing, smiling and speaking become a major problem and discomfort in tooth loss.
Dentists’ recommendations to prevent sagging skin and wrinkles are as follows;
.Don’t give up on your oral hygiene habits.
.Avoid smoking and alcoholic beverages
.Make sure to have dental calculus cleaning every 6 months.
.Make sure to visit your dentist for periodic examinations.
.If you have a teeth grinding or clenching problem, be sure to use the mouth guards recommended by your dentist for you.
People with missing teeth or low bone density may consider implant treatments depending on their oral condition. People with extensive bone loss may undergo bone augmentation procedures to provide adequate support to their skin on the mouth and cheeks.