Help Your Bones, Hurt Your Jaw?

Bisphosphonates can be beneficial for bone health, but some may need to be cautious of the drugs impact on their dental health.

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Your bones are your bodys framework-and for many, the bone-building drugs bisphosphonates ensure a sound foundation against the impact of osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates, including the oral drugs alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel) and ibandronate (Boniva), and the intravenously (IV) administered zoledronic acid (Reclast), have been shown to reduce the risk for fracture and improve bone strength. But, as the saying goes, there can be too much of a good thing.
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