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Gum Disease Connected To Likelihood Of Osteoporosis

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Researchers with the University of Buffalo as well as the University of New York at Buffalo discovered that most women diagnosed with periodontal disease were more apt to have osteoporosis. Published within the Journal of Periodontology, the research involved greater than 2,500 postmenopausal women. It discovered that women who have reduced bone density, also had an 86% risk of suffering from gum disease, the key cause of tooth loss within those older than thirty-five years of age.

Scientists additionally discovered a really strong relationship in between osteoporosis and the advanced form of gum disease which causes tooth loss. It’s thought that eliminating gum disease may furthermore have a side benefit of fighting osteoporosis, that impacts greater than twenty million people within America, accounting for practically 2 million fractures per year.

Once again, the link in between gum disease and overall health can’t be overemphasized. Maintain a regular routine of dental cleanings, see Dr. Peck and be continuously vigilant against gum disease. It could help save your life.