There is a direct correlation between osteoporosis and periodontal disease due to a number of risk factors.
- Smoking – a leading cause of oral health issues that can trigger bone diseases and increase the risk of osteoporosis.
- Diet – lacking proper nutrients like vitamin D and calcium can eventually lead to bone loss and periodontal disease.
- Hormone imbalance – caused by menopause or low estrogen levels have been known to cause medical disorders that lead to poor bone health and dental issues.
- High caffeine intake – can lead to immune dysfunctions, including the likelihood of bone disease.
How to Prevent this?
A high-calcium diet is key to preventing osteoporosis and oral health issues. Foods such as broccoli and kale have fortified calcium, as well as dairy products such as milk and plain yogurt.
Patients who rely on supplements oftentimes experience negative side effects such as constipation, indigestion, and an increased risk of kidney stones. A study by JAMA’s Internal Medicine shows that more than 11,000 deaths can be related to heart diseases caused by continual use of calcium supplements.
If you have oral health issues due to osteoporosis, call us today.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341