- Osteoporosis occurs even in the jaws which increases the risk of periodontitis.
- Decreasing oestrogen levels during menopause is associated with gum inflammation, pain and tooth loss.
- Oestrogen therapy helped improve dental health with a 44 percent reduction in occurrence of periodontitis.
This study demonstrates that oestrogen therapy, which has proven to be effective in preventing bone loss, may also prevent the worsening of tooth and gum disease.
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