Teeth Suffer From Low Bone Density Too

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Oral bone health is critical in maintaining support for your natural teeth and retaining them throughout your life.  People with low bone density almost always have poorer bone support for their teeth.

The reason for dental problems related to low bone density is that the tooth socket provides the support for chewing.  If that bone is weak, the support is poor, making teeth loose and painful.

Low bone density increases dental problems, but especially gum disease. This is important because gum disease increases the risk of heart attacks and Alzheimer’s.

Daily flossing is a good prevention measure, but to address the root of the problem you need to take better care of your bones.

Lifestyle choices have a significant effect on bone health. Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for low bone density and many other health problems, and the link between cigarette smoking and osteoporosis has been clear for a few decades.

Diabetes reduces the healing capacity of bone that has been damaged by bacteria.  It's important to understand that this refers only to uncontrolled diabetes, so as long as a diabetic is carefully balancing their insulin/sugar balance as guided by their physician, they are not at a higher risk.

When teeth are lost because of decay or gum disease, the treatment is frequently replacement with an implant, and soft bone may make that more difficult and painful. Most dentists would agree that patients with low bone density are poor candidates for implants, so the original problem of low bone density also makes it difficult to find a permanent solution for bad teeth.

Good bone health is also needed when teeth are replaced with full or partial dentures, because the supporting bone "shrinks" from the stress of propping the artificial teeth. It's been shown that a well-fitted denture with solid bone support will last longer and be more effective long-term. So even after tooth loss, your oral bone health remains critical.

Like diabetes, bone density is a treatable medical problem. Consult your physician for recommended prevention and treatment options. A natural bone health program that includes a healthy diet, daily nutritional supplements, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle can make a difference to your bone health, and overall health, at any age.

The bone health supplement combination Silical® System* is recommended as a breakthrough nutritional supplement for bone health in addition to good dental hygiene. It includes boron and magnesium that are especially important for the type of bone that supports your teeth.  Boron and magnesium work together with other ingredients, particularly silicon, to improve the effects of bone-builders calcium and vitamin D.

Even If you don’t have bone density problems now, it's time to take action to prevent trouble. Don't wait until you have gum disease or until you've lost your teeth to take action.

*Adequate calcium and vitamin D, throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

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  • Adam

    A healthy diet and lifestyle are essential for keeping your bone health and overall wellness in check. If you want to keep that smile looking its best, consider eating foods that are rich with essential vitamins and nutrients. With regular exercise and trips to your orthodontist, both your teeth and the rest of your body will be in tip-top shape!

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