While a loose tooth is a normal part of a child’s development, it is not normal for an adult and can signify dental disease. A loose tooth occurs when a tooth slowly becomes detached from the gums and bone. Sometimes periodontal (gum) disease is the underlying culprit.
Approximately half of all adults age 30 and older have some form of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is one of the biggest threats to oral health. If left untreated, it can lead to serious dental issues, including gum and bone deterioration, and eventually tooth loss. What’s more, research shows that gum disease is linked …Read the full article
According to a survey conducted by the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute, millennials (adults between the ages of 18 to 34), are most likely to report having problems due to the condition of their mouth and teeth. These dental issues are so widespread that 38 percent of millennials say that life in general is …Read the full article
At Northfield Dental Group, our dentists and entire staff are committed to educating our patients with the most up-to-date information on oral health. Having treated hundreds of patients in West Orange and the surrounding area, we’re aware that there are a lot of misconceptions regarding gum disease. Unfortunately, these myths often stand in the way …Read the full article