Hang Onto Your Natural Smile In Panama City!

There is a simple two-step dental implant procedure that has provided many patients at our Panama City, FL dentist’s office with a permanent and secure solution for missing or failing teeth.

If you have ever experienced tooth loss as an adult, Dr. Patel wants to help you reclaim your life too!

We can quickly get the job done with one of those great restorative dentistry treatments. But, truth be told, we’d rather help you prevent such a situation from happening in the first place.

That’s why, today, we are going to explore some of the contributing factors behind tooth loss. Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your next appointment at Panama City Smiles!

Your Age

As we age our bodies evolve, and unanticipated problems can arise. You may be shocked to hear that in regards to tooth loss the odds are not in your favor once you pass 30.


Sorry guys. Men tend to lose a lot more teeth than women. So, especially if you are 35 or older, you will need to be extra diligent as a male about your hygiene which brings us to our next factor.

Oral Hygiene Habits

Maintaining great oral health requires a partnership. You have to do your part at home each and every day. If you don’t keep your teeth free of plaque bacteria you’re far more likely to end up with tooth decay and periodontal disease that will lead to tooth loss. So, brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash regularly! And find a good source of fluoride. You won’t regret it!

Professional Teeth Cleanings & Dental Exams

Consider this: only about 1o percent of adults who experienced tooth loss reported having a dental appointment within the prior six months.

Visiting our office twice a year is an easy thing to do, and it could save your smile along with your life. We can screen for cancer and other bad things every time you come in for a cleaning and oral exam. Plus, we have the tools, training, and technology to get you back on track fast should anything ever be amiss.


Here’s the short and long of it: if you don’t smoke, don’t ever start!

Tobacco smoke is a major risk factor for gum disease as well as tooth loss. This is due to the fact that it changes the bacterial balance of your mouth.

The sad truth is that if you’re a lifelong smoker it’s almost a sure thing that you’ll eventually need to replace some teeth. We can help with that, obviously, but it is always better to prevent tooth loss from happening, by changing your lifestyle.


It turns out that sugar plays a role in more ways than one. Remember, sugar feeds the bacteria that causes decay in your teeth. Interestingly, we have also found that patients with diabetes are at extreme risk for gum disease (which is the leading cause of tooth loss in this country).

Blood Pressure Levels

Gum disease and high-blood pressure are correlated but it seems to work in both directions.

Let Us Save Your Smile!

Has today’s post been helpful? We hope so! Excellent hygiene practices at home, and regular visits to our Panama City, FL dentist’s office can keep tooth loss, gum disease, cavities and more from ruining your life.

Contact us today to schedule your next dental appointment at Panama City Smiles!

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