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Gum Disease Coupled With Likelihood Of Osteoporosis

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Researchers with the University of Buffalo as well as the University of New York at Buffalo found out that most women identified as having periodontal disease should be more alert to developing osteoporosis. Released in the Journal of Periodontology, the research involved more than 2,500 postmenopausal women. It found out that women diagnosed with low bone density, are also saddled with an 86% chance of having gum disease, the major cause of loss of teeth in those older than 35 years of age.

Scientists furthermore discovered a very strong relationship between osteoporosis and the advanced type of gum disease which causes bone loss in the jaw. It is considered that doing away with gum disease may additionally have a side benefit of battling osteoporosis, which impacts as many as 20 million individuals in America, accounting for virtually two million fractures a year.

Once more, the link between gum disease and general health can not be overemphasized. Maintain a normal routine of dental cleanings, see our hygienist and be continually vigilant against gum disease. It might save your life.