Health Alert: Preventing Osteoporosis | Whitestone Dental IMplants


Osteoporosis is a disease that  affects roughly 10 million Americans, according to statistics from the National  Osteoporosis Foundation.  Additionally, another 44 million people are at an increased risk of developing the disease due to of low bone density. Symptoms appear in more than one-third of women over the age of 65. Fractures, pain, and mobility limitations can occur from osteoporosis. Understanding the signs and symptoms, as well as prevention  methods, can decrease your chance of developing osteoporosis.  

What is Osteoporosis? 

Osteoporosis is a disease that decreases bone density and weakens bones. Many  people are unaware that they have this disease, and only catch it after an injury. Bone  fractures can greatly diminish your quality of life through persistent discomfort and  limited mobility. 

Oral Health Linked to Osteoporosis 

If you suffer from osteoporosis, your oral health is also at risk. Your jawbone may begin  to weaken, leading to significant oral health complications. A routine visit to our dental  office can allow us to detect early signs of osteoporosis. Tooth loss and gum disease are  potential indicators of an underlying health issue. Our team will take X-rays of your  jawbone and surrounding teeth. If we detect diminished bone density, or signs of bone  loss, we will discuss the best course of action with you. 

What You Can Do 

The risk factors associated with osteoporosis include genetics, calcium deficiency,  smoking, menopause, excessive caffeine or alcohol, and an inactive lifestyle. Simple  changes such as increasing your daily calcium and vitamin D intake, exercising, quitting  smoking, decreasing consumption of caffeine and alcohol, and visiting our team regularly can help lower your risk. 

Osteoporosis affects the lives of millions of people. It can significantly diminish your  quality of life. Through regular oral health examinations, our team may be able to identify early signs of bone loss. 

Schedule your visit to our office today.

Kaggen Dental Care
Phone: 718-767-9224
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14-19 150th Street
Whitestone, NY 11357