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By contactus@westlakeperio.com
June 08, 2016
Category: Oral Health

An additional concern is periodontitis which is a persistent problem which impairs your gums as well as your bones. This particular infection damages the bone and connective tissue in charge of keeping the teeth in place. Due to osteoporosis, there can be an enhanced threat to contract 

periodontitis because of the minimized bone density and being more susceptible to bacteria. Nevertheless, we are still unsure if periodontitis has a direct relationship with osteoporosis.

At Westlake Periodontics, Dr. Scott Sazima, DDS and our team believe that enhancing your general bone health will, in turn, improve your oral health. Dr. Sazima and team will recommend a versatile treatment strategy in order to increase bone health, which may incorporate our Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). Additionally, a healthy diet program that is rich in calcium and vitamin D, routine exercise, avoiding smoking and restricting your alcohol intake will improve your oral health. Andof course regular routine oral care is crucial in minimizing your chances of getting periodontitis.

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By contactus@westlakeperio.com
May 27, 2016
Category: Gum Disease

Not everyone knows that bone is active living tissue that can serves a number of purposes. It is not just the structural groundwork for to human bodies, but bones additionally are a foundation for muscles, protect vital organs, and also store most of the body's calcium. Bones are composed of flexible filaments (referred to as collagen) and crystals of calcium phosphate. These particular compounds constitute the solid yet pliant form.

During the course of our life, a natural procedure happens where bone is cleared away by osteoclast cells and fresh bone is materialized by virtue of osteoblast cells. The structure of our bone becomes weak as we grow older. Osteoporosis may impact any bone in the body—it's not favorably inclined to any single individual place. In the case that you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis you might be worried about exactly how the disease might impact your dental well being.

A connection between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw has actually been shown via research. Should your jaw bone lose too much solidity, tooth loss may occur since the jaw bone is the foundation and anchor for our teeth. Females diagnosed with osteoporosis have been shown to be 3 times more likely to experience tooth loss than those who don't have osteoporosis, as reported by the National Institute of Health. Various other dental care issues which may result because of inadequate bone density inside the jaw include: loose-fitting dentures, receding gums, and even poor surgical outcomes.

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