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Gum Disease Connected To Probability Of Osteoporosis

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Researchers at the University of Buffalo and the University of New York at Buffalo discovered that the majority of women identified as having periodontal disease should be more alert to developing osteoporosis. Published in the Journal of Periodontology, the research involved a lot more than 2,500 postmenopausal women. It discovered that females with low bone density, are also saddled with an 86% risk of suffering from gum disease, the key cause of loss of teeth within those older than 35 years of age.

Researchers furthermore discovered a really strong relationship in between osteoporosis and the advanced form of gum disease that brings about tooth loss. It’s thought that getting rid of gum disease may also have a side benefit of fighting osteoporosis, which usually impacts more than 20 million people within America, accounting for practically two million fractures a year.

Once more, the link in between gum disease and all around health can not be overemphasized. Maintain a normal schedule of dental cleanings, see our hygienist and be constantly vigilant against gum disease. It might help save your life.