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Health.com: 14 Surprising Facts About Healthy Bones

Your Dentist Could Diagnose You

Bone loss can strike anywhere in the body, and the jaw is not immune.

If the jawbone deteriorates or loses density, the result may be loose (or lost) teeth, receding gums, or ill-fitting dentures.

Dentists can pick up on osteoporosis by checking your regular dental X-rays and watching for related health problems, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

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