Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Research shows that after menopause, women are affected by a decrease in estrogen in their bodies, making them susceptible to periodontal disease and possibly osteoporosis. Research studies have shown that estrogen supplementation will help them prevent tooth loss. Additional research suggests a link between osteoporosis and loss of bone in the jaw. Women with osteoporosis are three times more likely to experience tooth loss than women who do not have osteoporosis.