OSTEOPOROSIS DOES NOT INCREASE PREVALENCE OF GUM DISEASE IN MENOPAUSE NEW FINDINGS SHOW

New research published in the Journal of Periodontology concluded that women suffering from osteoporosis are not at increased risk of suffering from periodontitis (gum disease).

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Hormonal imbalance due to menopause can reduce bone density leading to tooth loss, so the report advises that menopausal women with osteoporosis take particular care with their oral hygiene.

The research did find that there was a correlation with tooth loss but that taking good care of oral health, regular maintenance and visits for hygiene treatments will help to reduce the risk of tooth loss.


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