If you have Osteoporosis, you’re not alone. In the United States, more than 53 million people are affected by the disease! Osteoporosis is a condition in which the body is unable to keep up with new bone creation when older bones are damaged or fractured. This disease affects both men and women, mainly affecting bones in the wrist, spine and hip.
However, recent studies have shown that a link exists between bone loss in the jaw and osteoporosis. Your jawbone has a very important role in the structure of your teeth, as it is responsible for supporting your teeth and keeping them in place. When the jawbone becomes weakened, this can result in the loss of teeth. According to the National Institutes of Health, women with osteoporosis are three times more likely to experience tooth loss than those who do not have the disease.
If you have concerns about tooth loss, or how your osteoporosis relates to your overall dental health, give us a call! If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or send us a text, we’d love to help!