It is said that about 10 million Americans will at one point in their life be affected by osteoporosis. The disease is extremely common in women, as about 80% of those suffering with this condition are female. Osteoporosis is a condition that impacts most of the bones in the body. It is known to weaken them and make them more susceptible to breaking or fracturing. Over time, because of osteoporosis, the bones in the body start to deteriorate. When it comes to your mouth, bones are what hold your teeth in place! They help to keep your teeth in a sturdy position. But, if you suffer from osteoporosis, the density in the bone that supports the teeth starts to wear down. This means that your teeth no longer have a sturdy base, and are more prone to falling out.
This is why it is so important to take care of your entire body, as even the most silent ailment can cause harm to your oral health. Getting Help From Your Cosmetic Dentist While there is no cure or proven treatment for osteoporosis, you can always consult your cosmetic dentist for help. Even though cosmetic dentistry may not seem like something that can help fight against osteoporosis, your cosmetic dentist can recommend procedures and treatments to keep your teeth strong and functional. Believe it or not, a trip to your cosmetic dentist may be the day that you’re diagnosed with osteoporosis!
Dr. Delgado will more than likely look for lose teeth and weak gums that can be pulled away from the teeth. She will also look to see if your dentures are fitting properly each visit. Attending your routine visits to our office will help to ensure that your mouth is well taken care of, and that you are free from osteoporosis. It is always important for Dr. Delgado to check out any problems you may have with your teeth.