Bone loss in teeth is caused by a depletion of calcium in the body. A number of medical conditions, such as osteoporosis and alopecia arreata, can cause this calcium deficiency. If you have weak, easily broken or damaged teeth, you may have a calcium deficiency. The best way to treat calcium loss is to prevent it. If the process has already started, there are medications that can be taken to help stop bone loss and even rebuild some of what was lost.
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Things you need
- Calcium and vitamin D supplements
Start by visiting your doctor to determine the nature of the bone loss if the cause is not already known. This is also an important step because your doctor will also need to determine whether or not you have any conditions that might prevent you from being treated a certain way. Your doctor may prescribe medicine that can reverse and repair bone loss.
Visit your dentist regularly and keep him well informed on what signs or symptoms you are experiencing. Teeth weakened by bone loss must be specially cared for and repaired by a dentist.
Take calcium and vitamin D supplements. These supplements work together to strengthen bones and teeth. Benefits from calcium and vitamin D decline as a person gets older or the disease process progresses, so calcium and vitamin D are best used as prophylactic treatments.
Adjust your diet with the help of your doctor or dentist. This may be a modification to increase the ingestion of certain vitamins and minerals or to prevent damage to weakened teeth.
Tips and warnings
- Never start, stop or change medications or treatments without consulting your doctor. Self-diagnosis is never advised.
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