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Jaw Injuries and Disorders

Jaw Shrinks with Age, 40-Year Study Finds

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The human jaw shrinks with age and that can result in crowded front teeth among the elderly, a new study has found.

Swedish researchers looked at plaster molds made of the jaws of dental students in 1949 when the students were in their 20s, and follow-up jaw molds of the same people made in 1959 and 1989.

"We found that over these 40 years there was less and less room for teeth in the jaw," Lars Bondemark, a professor of orthodontics at Malmo University, said...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The human jaw shrinks with age and that can result in crowded front teeth among the elderly, a new study has found.

Swedish researchers looked at plaster molds made of the jaws of dental students in...

Osteoporosis and Your Jaw (Oral Health)

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Osteoporosis is a loss of bone density that can make bones break easily. About 10 million people in the United States have osteoporosis. About 8 out of 10 are women. Another 34 million people are at risk.

The jawbone's density is similar to other bones in your body. Dental X-rays are one tool to see decreases in bone density due to osteoporosis. If you have several sets of X-rays taken over 10 years or more, your dentist can compare them to see if you have lost bone.

Bone loss in the...