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Periodontal Disease and Bone Loss
As you age, you lose bone around the teeth. A sign of this is loss of the gingival tissue or the "long in tooth" look. This is called Periodontal Disease or Osteoporosis of the mouth.

In Orthodontics, teeth move through resorption and deposition of bone; therefore, we must keep the bone healthy to have successful orthodontic results and prevent bone loss in the future.

How do we do this?

We move teeth slowly, not rapidly. We do not use heavy pressure.

The use of biophosphates by women has proven to cause hip fractures by making the bone more brittle. In fact, if you take this drug, you cannot have dental implants.  Like smoking, fosamax is a contraindication for dental implants as osseointegration of the implant with the bone may be compromised.  Anyone taking fosamax, should discuss this with their physician. I do not recommend this prescription medicine.

I do recommend the following diet, vitamins and nutrients:
grass fed beef and pork, free range chicken, ducks, and eggs, organic green vegetables
raw milk and raw cream products from known farms
Avoid sugar in your food even the hidden sugars like bread and pasta.
Vitamin D or lots of sunshine
Calcium
Magnesium
Hydroxyapatite
Horsetail for the silica
Nettles
Boron

These are only some suggestions.  It is most important to eat healthy organic food and a minimal amount of sugar!
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Osteopathic treatment is an integral part of assisting the body in making an orthodontic correction. The proper alignment of the teeth is dependent on a correct relationship of the upper jaw (maxilla) to the lower jaw (mandible).

To make changes in tooth alignment requires changes not only in relationship of the maxilla to the mandible but in complex relationships of these bones to several other bones of the face and skull. All places where bones come together in the skull, have the capability of motion, more in childhood than in adulthood. This small amount of motion is essential to a successful orthodontic correction.

Osteopathic cranial treatment assists orthodontic correction by helping all the bones of the skull adjust to the orthodontic changes.

Margaret Sorrel, DO
Orthodontics and Cranial Adjustments