In this post from Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson, we share some news with our patients, particularly our women patients. You have probably heard about the high rate of osteoporosis in the country, and Texas is no exception.
Did you know that multiple studies have suggested a connection between osteoporosis and oral health? Osteoporosis can often progress without any outward symptoms. However, there may be clues in a person’s mouth that indicate compromised bones in the rest of the body.
The following dental and periodontal factors may indicate the presence of osteoporosis:
- Detached Gum CAP
- Ill-fitting dentures
- Jaw bone recession and erosion
- Struggles with normal mouth function such as eating or speaking
Women over 50 with a family history have the greatest risk of developing the disease, but it is not unheard of in men.
Dr. Ellis can identify the presence of jawbone deterioration with x-rays and other diagnostic tools. If we suspect the possibility of osteoporosis, we can refer you to a local medical professional.
About the Practice
Dr. Ellis Shwarts and his skilled team have proudly served the dental needs of patients and families in the Richardson, TX community for several years! A Dallas native, Dr. Shwarts received his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and has spent countless hours educating himself and honing his skills so that he can provide a truly unmatched level of care. The practice offers a comprehensive range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative treatment options. If you have any questions about the article or would like to schedule your next visit, feel free to contact the practice online or over the phone for further assistance: (972) 525-9283.