It may be uncomfortable to have difficulty eating because of your missing teeth, or to close your mouth with your hand while smiling. That is why it is necessary not to neglect oral care and regular visits to the dentist. In order to know the causes of tooth loss and develop appropriate habits or start treatment, Turkey Medicals member and hospital dentist center expert Dentist explained the 4 common causes of tooth loss…

Poor oral hygiene

There is a reason why your dentist and family always tell you to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day. This will help keep your teeth healthy. When you disrupt your oral care routine, your dental health is affected. On the surfaces of the teeth, a bacterial plaque first forms, as a result of which gingivitis, called gingivitis, occurs. If you do not take care of this condition, the gingivitis passes to the bone under it, and periodontitis occurs. Periodontitis, which is an inflammation of the bone that holds the teeth, causes the bone to melt irreversibly over time and your teeth begin to shake.


People can sometimes have their teeth damaged or broken in accidents or while doing contact sports. But the injury is not always immediately apparent. Sometimes trauma can take effect in a place where you can’t see it at the root, and then an infection develops in this area. This can lead to the formation of cysts around the root of the tooth. When you experience an oral injury, it is important to see a dentist, even if you do not see an obvious injury. In fact, this check should also be checked with an X-ray that will be taken 6 months after the area where you received the trauma.

Poor nutrition

A diet devoid of essential nutrients affects your entire immune system. People with weak immune systems are at risk of periodontal disease, which we mentioned earlier, and it increases your risk of tooth loss. A balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods should be taken care of.

Irregular dentist visit

When you visit the dentist every six months, not only for cleaning, it allows your dentist to examine your teeth and draw attention to possible problems that you need to be aware of.

For example, if you have a small caries, your dentist may treat the formation of caries with early detection, or your dentist may warn you by noticing the symptoms of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. When treated at an early stage, you can protect yourself from periodontal disease.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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