What's so bad about losing a tooth?
Losing even a single tooth can cause the other teeth to shift and move around. This can affect chewing and your ability to absorb nutrients from your food. It can also cause your face to change shape, often looking “sunken.” This can make you look much older than you really are. Your speech can even be affected. Because it’s harder to chew with missing teeth, you may find yourself favoring softer foods and more carbohydrates, which can cause you to gain weight and contribute to diabetes.