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Osteoporosis Now Linked to Gum Disease



Are you worried about getting older? Do you stress out about things that could happen in the future? Many people who are aging are concerned about health issues but worrying about thinning bones does not have to be on your list of concerns. Now experts claim that you can get treatment for thinning bones and you can stop your teeth from falling out.

Recent research shows there is a link between bone disease and osteoporosis. In general, older women are more at risk of losing bone density, especially in their teeth.

There are many factors that contribute to gum disease such as poor oral health, stress, aging, and sometimes even heredity. Gum disease has been linked to many chronic health problems including and not limited to heart disease.

In a heart disease situation, the inflammation is passed from the gums into the body’s bloodstream. It can cause osteoporosis, which affects the bone structure. Many dentists are looking into ways to prevent and help patients who may experience such issues. In some instances, osteoporosis affects the density of the person’s jaw bone which will actually drop the teeth out of the mouth.

One out of three women who are post-menopausal and over the age of 50 are reported to suffer from osteoporosis. A recent study also involved 49 different people.  Each one of the patients had osteoporosis. All 49 patients found their gum health declined significantly over the period of aging.

There are many things you can do to prevent and hopefully steer osteoporosis away. First, protect your teeth and care for them throughout your life.

Brush your teeth daily and floss, and choose healthy foods to help support your overall health. If you think you might be at risk for osteoporosis you can visit your doctor and dentist and they will help you.

Osteoporosis is at the reduction in bone mass and it can cause many people to feel weak and frail. It is common in the aging body.

If osteoporosis is not taking care of or prevented, in other words, if you do not treat it, it will progress and cause more pain until your bones break. Many times this happens in the hipbone. Hipbone fractures are common in elderly people.

If you experience joint pain or you have a hard time standing up or maybe you just can’t sit up straight visit your doctor and dentist to address the issues affecting your bones. The sloshing position is often seen in elderly people, it is a visible and accurate sign that possible osteoporosis is occurring. Make sure that you visit your doctor and dentist.