7. You’ll lose your teeth
When you don’t have healthy gums to help hold your teeth in place, your teeth will come loose and eventually fall out. And if there’s a silver lining, you won’t have anymore teeth to brush, but you’ll be fitted for some dentures or other, more permanent solutions like implants.
This leads us to our final consequence …
8. You’ll be out lots and lots of money
Even if you have a cavity or two to fill or have root canals on, you’re going to be out several hundred, if not thousands of dollars depending on the damage. If your gums are involved, that adds more dollars to the bill.
And just because we thought you should know, the average cost of a single tooth implant is anywhere from $1,000 – $3,000.
So, take the advice from your childhood dentist, and brush twice a day. You may even want to throw in some flossing for good measure.