Osteoporosis and Arthritis
Researchers have seen a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw. Studies suggest that osteoporosis may lead to tooth loss because the density of the bone that supports the teeth may be decreased, which means the teeth no longer have a solid foundation.
Scientists have suspected that estrogen deficiency and osteopenia/osteoporosis speed the progression of oral bone loss following menopause, which could lead to tooth loss. Nutrition is extremely important in slowing down or preventing osteoporosis. If you are suffering from osteoporosis, please contact our office to find out how periodontal disease and nutritional supplements can influence osteoporosis.