The risk of osteoporosis increases with age. As it sets in, so can periodontitis, according to research from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Yet the study also found that treatment for osteoporosis can protect patients against periodontitis.
The researchers selected 48 elderly women with normal bone mineral density (BMD) and 86 with osteoporosis from 1,266 subjects evaluated for lumbar spine and proximal femur BMD using dual x-ray absorptiometry. The study also Read more here