Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Seek Dental Care From Our Experts in Roy.If you are a woman, you have probably heard about the high rate of osteoporosis in the country, and the state of Utah is no exception.

Did you know that several studies have suggested a connection between osteoporosis and oral health? Osteoporosis can often progress without any outward symptoms. However, at Roy Dental Care we know there may be clues in a person’s mouth that indicate compromised bones in the rest of the body.

The following dental and periodontal conditions may indicate the presence of osteoporosis:

  • Detached Gum CAP
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • Jaw bone recession and erosion
  • Difficulty with ordinary mouth functions such as eating or speaking

Women over 50 with a family history have the greatest risk of developing bone disease, but it is not unheard of in men.

Doctor Whitaker can determine the presence of jawbone deterioration with X-rays and other diagnostic tools. If we suspect the possibility of osteoporosis, we can refer you to a local medical professional.

Doctor Whitaker is trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral health problems connected to osteoporosis. Schedule a consultation by calling our office or requesting an appointment online.

Contact Roy Dental Care:


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4902 S 1900 W Ste 4
Roy, Utah


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