Recent studies have revealed an association between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw. Bone loss of the jaw results in weaker foundation for teeth, leading to increased risk for tooth loss. Estrogen deficiency following menopause has been suspected to link to osteopenia/osteoporosis and oral bone loss. Nutrition and exercise is extremely important in slowing down or preventing osteoporosis. If you are suffering from osteoporosis, please contact our office to find out how periodontal disease and nutritional supplements can influence osteoporosis.