People usually think of osteoporosis affecting common fracture sites such as the hip and wrist, but the jaw bone that anchors the teeth can also be impacted by this disease. Bone loss in the jaw leads to loose dentures, gums detaching from teeth, and periodontitis, an infection of the gum and bones. Studies show periodontitis has a stronger link to osteoporosis than previously thought. Some studies also suggest that low bone density increases the risk of periodontitis.
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