There is longstanding debate in dental circles over the exact relationship between oral hygiene, fluoride, and prevention of tooth decay. But one thing is certain, no one should underestimate the importance of fluoride in preventing cavities, and by extension, tooth loss.
Around 75% of adult tooth loss is caused by periodontal (gum) disease, and very often, this could have been avoided by timely laser periodontal treatment.
Over 50,000 people are newly diagnosed with some form of oral cancer each year, be it throat cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil, mouth, oropharynx (back of mouth), or lip cancer.
In recent decades, lasers have made a big entrance into all areas of medical care, including into periodontics. And while more traditional methods of periodontal treatment still have their place, laser periodontal treatment has big advantages over other options in many dental situations.
Dental implants have revolutionized the way we deal with tooth loss in the 21st Century. They have made vast improvements both to individual replacement teeth and to dentures (via implant-supported denture systems) and are easily the superior choice in most dental situations.