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10 million people are affected by osteoporosis in America and more than 1/3 of those over 65 have some symptoms of the disease. Many are not diagnosed until fracture occurs and are unaware that deteriorating oral health can be an early sign of osteoporosis. The dentist should be aware of these symptoms and would automatically investigate further.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Academy of General Dentistry
About: Oral health can be utilized to diagnose osteoporosis
Date: 9 June 2004
Source: Academy of General Dentistry
Author: Susan Urbanczyk
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