Bone Formation And Bone Break Down

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Bone formation and bone break down is a very important maintenance of the human body. After tooth eruption teeth move and need new bone to form constantly. Due to the wear of enamel on the interproximal and occlusal surfaces teeth are constantly moving in the mouth. For that reason, Osteoclasts are activated and they begin to breakdown old bone. On the opposite side of the tooth osteoblasts lay down new bone. With age however bone begins to change. When a person is young they have healthy, dense and smooth bone. When people age bone becomes less dense and jagged. When this begins to occur it is known as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a very common condition that affects the bone. This condition causes the bone to become very brittle and break down rapidly. This condition affects men and women worldwide. It is more common to occur in women than in men. Worldwide an estimated two hundred million women are affected with the debilitated conditions of osteoporosis (5). Women are diagnosed with this more often than men, it is because of the effects of menopause. Osteoporosis occurs when certain nutrients levels are not where they are supposed to be. Estrogen is one of the key nutrients to be low and become an onset for osteoporosis (7). Although women suffer more frequently from osteoporosis, men however tend to suffer more fatalities after a hip fracture due to osteoporosis (7). Other factors can play a role in the development of osteoporosis such as; people who smoke, have eating
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