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Osteoporosis

Once upon a time, theories surrounding dental health were vague and individuals thought that tooth decay was caused by a tooth worm. Years of scientific discovery have disproved that myth as well as proving that cause and effect relationship between the mouth and how the body functions in general. Osteoporosis is just one medical condition that can lead to slews of dental problems including tooth loss and gum disease.

The weakened bone structure associated with osteoporosis can cause teeth to separate from the jawbone, leaving little pockets of space behind. Those spaces are notorious for being a perfect hiding spot for excess dental plaque and can eventually lead to a life-threatening infection called a dental abscess. Prior to that happening, the dental plaque (a community of oral bacteria) can eat away at an otherwise healthy mouth and destroy dental pulp and cause tooth erosion. This can lead to dental problems including ill-fitting dentures, tooth loss, advanced periodontal disease and make it difficult for patients to handle some dental surgery procedures.

How To Treat the Problems:

Regardless if you are a man or a woman diagnosed with osteoporosis, there are a myriad of treatment options available. Only after receiving a proper diagnosis from a doctor, patients can expect several treatment options such as prescriptions medicine, diet modifications more aligned with the new Government Nutrition Plate, a prescribed exercise regime, vitamin supplements and general lifestyle modifications.

In addition to targeting the osteoporosis, individuals must also follow a strict oral hygiene regime of brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and partaking in regular dentist visits. Those practices will help remove harmful levels of dental plaque and allow a dentist to implement preventative dentistry to ward off dental health problems caused by the condition.

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