How Osteoporosis (bone thinning) affects your smile!
Did you know that to keep your teeth you need to maintain good bone density?
When you smile, the world sees your teeth. To keep your teeth, good bone density in the jaw is essential, as bone forms the foundation and support for our teeth.
In 2007, the Journal of Periodontology found that there maybe a connection between osteoporosis (bone thinning) and gum disease (periodontal disease). The study showed that women with gum disease were also more likely to suffer bone loss in the jaw, which can lead to tooth loss if not treated. A follow-up of study concluded that by controlling their gum disease, tooth loss could be significantly reduced.
Good bone density in the jaw is essential. Without good bone density our teeth can become loose over time and eventually be lost.
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