June 23, 2009
Osteoporosis, which most commonly affects men and women over age 45, is characterized by a loss of bone density. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, patients with osteoporosis may experience broken teeth and gum disease. This is because teeth, like bones, begin to deteriorate, and may lose their ability to stay strong despite regular dental care.
If you have osteoporosis, now is a great time to learn about proper dental care to protect your teeth. Here are some tips to consider:
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