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Should I Worry About My Dental Health If I Have Osteoporosis?

Posted on 4/15/2024 by Weo Admin
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The lives of senior adults should be as carefree as possible. After all, you have worked all your life at home or in the office to get to this time. While you are out enjoying your life, you want to do as much as you can to live life to the fullest. You do not want osteoporosis (bone loss) to complicate your life. Osteoporosis can make your life more complicated in terms of your bone health and your dental health as well. Here are some tips for managing your dental health if you have osteoporosis.

What Is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is bone loss that occurs as you age. More than half of all senior women and a fourth of senior men will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes bone loss, which makes bones weaker and more prone to breaking. While a lot of people talk about bone loss as something that happens to your back and hips, bone loss can occur in your teeth as well. Older adults are more prone to crack, chip, or lose their teeth because of osteoporosis.

Can I Fight Losing Teeth Due to Osteoporosis?

If you have osteoporosis, there are things you can do to protect your teeth as much as possible. First, you need to brush and floss twice daily. You also want your nutrition to be as healthy as possible, with plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, and dairy. Also, you will want to add calcium and vitamin D supplements to your daily medications since these two vitamins help prevent bone loss. Get exercise, especially weight-bearing exercise, for a few minutes each day, and maintain a healthy weight.

One of the most important things you can do if you have osteoporosis to prevent tooth loss is to visit our dentist. Dentists can spot problems way ahead of time with their diagnostic tools and can be a valuable ally in your fight against tooth loss. Have you scheduled an appointment lately with our dentist? Give us a call today to make an appointment.

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