Did you know that several studies have suggested a connection between osteoporosis and oral health? Osteoporosis can often progress without any outward symptoms. However, there may be clues in a person’s mouth that indicate compromised bones in the rest of the body.
The following dental and periodontal factors may indicate the presence of osteoporosis:
- Ill-fitting dentures
- Jaw bone recession and erosion
- Struggles with ordinary mouth functions such as eating or speaking
Women over 50 with a family history have the greatest risk of developing the bone disease, but it is not unheard of in men.
Dr. Longenecker can ascertain the presence of jawbone deterioration with x-rays and other diagnostic tools. If we suspect the possibility of osteoporosis, we can refer you to a local medical professional.
Dr. Longenecker is trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the oral health problems associated with osteoporosis. Call us today to schedule a professional dental cleaning at Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS in Monkton.
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