How treating brittle bones prevents gum disease
from University at Buffalo via Futurity
Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to a new study that looked at the prevalence of periodontitis in postmenopausal women. Women over the age of 50 who took estrogen for osteoporosis — in which bones become weak and brittle from tissue loss — were 44 percent less likely to have severe periodontitis than women who did not receive the treatment.
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