What causes adults to have loose teeth?

What causes adults to have loose teeth?

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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