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Osteoporosis and Dental Wellness - Part 2

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.

If you would like to learn more on this topic or improve your oral health please feel free to schedule an appointment.  Additionally, to learn more facts regarding this and other types of oral heath subjects, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Google+ and Twitter!

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