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Osteoporosis and oral health

Posted on 4/11/2022 by Office
Osteoporosis and oral healthRegular dental visits are essential for proper dental health. when you are at the clinic, our dentists get an excellent chance to evaluate your oral health and determine whether you have any underlying conditions that need immediate treatment. Also, our dental professionals will help you prevent oral conditions and stop issues from progressing any further. One of the conditions that can be severe for your dental health is osteoporosis. You need professional care management to ensure that osteoporosis does not cause you any further dental damage.

What is Osteoporosis

This is a medical condition that involves the bones becoming a little fragile and brittle due to the loss of tissue. The major causes however are hormonal changes, deficiency of Vitamin D and calcium. It is common in pregnant women who have a deficiency in calcium, with studies revealing that pregnant women are more likely to develop dental issues during pregnancy than women who are not pregnant.

The Oral Health Connection

When your bones become weak, it could spell trouble for your oral health. Osteoporosis will cause your jawbones to become weak, and as a result, you could experience tooth loss. Teeth are attached to the jawbone, and therefore any issues with your jawbone will inevitably affect the health of your teeth.

Tell our dentists of any medications that you are using

Our dentist needs to know the medications that you are using to better tailor your treatment to your specific needs. Some medications that you are using for your osteoporosis might hinder the effectiveness of the dental treatment chosen.

Maintain your dental visits

It is important to see our dentists regularly for effective management and treatment. Visit our clinic for effective treatment for your condition. Our dentists have the expertise to offer treatment for your oral health.

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