If you’re a woman over the age of 50, your smile — and the teeth that brighten it — might reveal more than just a pleasant disposition. In fact, your dentist could be the first health professional to make a diagnosis of osteoporosis, and can refer you to a general physician before the disease advances.
Osteoporosis weakens bones by reducing their density. And although the disease can strike any gender at any age, the majority of sufferers are women 50 or older. And here’s something you might not know: symptoms of tooth loss or gum (periodontal) disease could be indicators of the early stages of osteoporosis. Click here to READ MORE