Loose teeth may be cute for kids, but is not considered to be charming in adults. While children lose most of their teeth as a rite of passage, adults lose teeth due to several other not-so-adorable reasons that often include:
- Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, where the build up of plaque can harden into tartar creating a great home for bacteria in your mouth. Over time this process leads to breakdown of the bone that supports teeth, causing the teeth to become loose.
- Pregnancy causes raised levels of estrogen and progesterone that can affect the bones and tissues in the mouth, often making teeth feel loose.
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