Reduction in bone mass (osteoporosis) is associated with gum disease (periodontitis) and related tooth loss. In addition, a dental x-ray called a “panoramic” can detect a very early onset of osteoporosis, even before any physical symptoms are present or any current medical tests can detect the condition. Once detected on the panoramic x-ray, we would refer you to your physician for proper early treatment.
Healthy teeth and healthy bones result from the same kind of lifestyle decisions and treatment. Diet and regular check-ups are the main ingredients of healthy bones and teeth.