Bone health and oral health

Kaye, Elizabeth Krali
May 2007
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);May2007, Vol. 138 Issue 5, p616
Academic Journal
The article discusses the association of low bone mass in the skeleton with periodontal bone loss and tooth loss. The author discusses the common risk factors shared by osteoporosis and periodontal disease including older age, smoking and insufficient dietary intakes of calcium and vitamin D. The role of a healthy lifestyle in preventing osteoporosis and alveolar bone loss is also discussed.


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