My teeth have gradually become loose. Why is that happening and what can I do about it?
Teeth become loose because of mechanical factors or bacterial factors. Mechanical factors are how the teeth fit and the forces applied. Bacterial factors come from the bacteria that cause periodontal (gum) disease and tooth abscess (infection).
Mechanical factors that cause teeth to become loose are grinding, clenching, tooth migration, deep and tight overbite, poor tooth position after orthodontics and airway issues. In all of these situations,