Guarding Against Osteoporosis: Tips from Dentist St. Peter at Valley View Dental | Dentist in 56082

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Osteoporosis affects millions of Americans, with symptoms often unnoticed until a fracture occurs. Bone density loss can lead to fractures, pain, and mobility issues, particularly in women over 65. Understanding and prevention are key.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis weakens bones by reducing bone density, often detected only after an injury, impacting quality of life through discomfort and limited mobility.

Oral Health Connection

Osteoporosis can affect oral health, weakening the jawbone and potentially leading to complications like tooth loss and gum disease. Regular dental check-ups can help identify early signs, with X-rays aiding in detection and treatment planning.

Prevention Strategies

Risk factors include genetics, calcium deficiency, smoking, menopause, excessive caffeine/alcohol, and a sedentary lifestyle. Simple lifestyle changes like increasing calcium and vitamin D intake, exercising, and quitting smoking can mitigate risks. Regular visits to Valley View Dental can also help monitor oral health and bone density.

Take Action Now

Don’t wait for symptoms to arise. Schedule your dental visit with Dentist St. Peter at Valley View Dental today to safeguard your oral health and overall well-being.

Valley View Dental
Phone: (507) 934-3332
1302 Marshall St.
St. Peter, MN 56082

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Dentist in St. Peter, MN

1302 Marshall St.
St. Peter, MN 56082

Office Hours

Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
FridayClosed