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what can be done to prevent further bone loss in elderly adults?

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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 36 years experience
Bone loss: There are different bone loss medications for the elderly as well as nutritional and health/ fitness programs that your medical doctor will need to evaluate for you.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Calcium/vitD/meds: If bone loss has been cofirmed by osteoporosis screening test.You should take calcium with vitd and your doctor can prescribe one of the meds to prevent osteoporosis getting worse and more loss of calcium from the bones.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 23 years experience
Good occlusion: If the question is directed at the bone loss around the teeth, then good occlusion (the way your teeth fit together during function) and periodic cleaning would be adequate to protect your teeth for a life time. Your medical health should also be optimal (avoid diabetes) to keep you healing potential to within normal limit. Finally, always have all your molars in your occlusion, if possible.

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