If you have one or more missing teeth, you may wonder if that is negatively affecting your oral health. The truth is that missing teeth do affect your oral health. When you are missing teeth, you cannot chew your food properly, and your jaw bone doesn’t receive the proper amount of stimulation in the areas where you have missing teeth. This can result in a loss of bone density in your jaw. In order to prevent this, our dentist in Los Angels recommends getting missing teeth replaced as soon as possible.