Dickson dentist Dr. Gatgens, explains the link between bone disease and teeth
Research shows that osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw are linked. Since your jaw supports and anchors your teeth, it’s no surprise dental health is linked to this bone disease. According to Dickson dentist Dr. Gatgens, when the jawbone is less dense, you can lose teeth. According to NIH , tooth loss affects one-third of 65 and older adults.
Loose teeth is another condition linked to osteoporosis which can be a problem for older people who rely on dentures to eat. Furthermore, medication typically prescribed for bone disease can affect the decision of dental treatments. Accent Smile Center’s Dr. Gatgens reminds you to disclose all your health information to your dentist, so he or she can make the best decisions for your unique oral health.