The health of your teeth if you have an osteoporosis
Have you thought about orthodontic treatment or treatment for alignment of the teeth, and then still have not continued with intention, because you do not like the idea of daily wear braces?
osteoporosis disease is often, especially after forty-fifth year. It is characterized by loss of density and strength of bone and in humans suffering from osteoporosis often comes to bone fractures.
But what does this mean for your teeth? Loss of bone mass is influenced by your teeth and on several levels:
Leading to weakening of the bone of the jaws which is the foundation for the teeth. They lie more firmly in the bone, so early start just luksiraat and later to drop out of the jawbone.
Causes the ligament connection between the teeth and gums, leading to the emergence of periodontal disease associated with infection of the gingiva with the same end result - the loss of teeth.
It increases the fragility of the teeth themselves. Fractured teeth, especially if accompanied by luxation and infection is very difficult to solve, so these teeth are difficult to upgrade and often extracted.
There are certain risk factors that lead to osteoporosis, such as: age
Deficiency of calcium
Alcohol and smoking
Irregular and intense life
Surely there is a way to reduce the possibility of osteoporosis and typing enough calcium and vitamin D in consultation with your doctor, exercise and maintain optimal body weight, healthy life without nicotine and moderate intake of alcohol and caffeine, etc. ..
Therefore in dental examination should particularly pay attention to the early signs of osteoporosis which are:
Severe and persistent problems with gums
Loss of bone around the teeth
Bone density of the low X-ray image panormiks
More intense tooth loss
Often loosen dentures
If you have these symptoms does not mean that you have osteoporosis. These may be associated symptoms of other diseases. But if there is a long time, it is in consultation with your dentist to perform the necessary examinations to rule out or confirm osteoporosis.
Patients diagnosed with osteoporosis should pay attention to the following:
Maintain high hygiene mouth
More often make appointments with your dentist
Do not chew food with sharp edges
Minimize the possibility of fracture of the jaw or teeth
Use a brush with soft hair
When brushing make circular movements
Brush your teeth longer low pressure