The Menopause, Osteoporosis and Jawbone Density

23 November 2018
23 November 2018, Comments: 0

The onset of the menopause signals changes in the body’s hormonal structure and can impact dental as well as overall health. Because estrogen levels decrease during the menopause there is an increased risk of osteoporosis which thins the bones. This can also affect alveolar bone which supports the teeth in the jaw.

Osteoporosis in the alveolar bone can cause:

– Loss of bone density

– Loose teeth

– Tooth loss

During and after the menopause regular check-ups at the dentist “can help detect any changes” and slow or prevent any loss of bone density. Other possible effects of the menopause are detailed in the article at


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