International Journal of Oral Health Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6--12

Vitamin D, osteoporosis, and periodontal diseases


Akshara Mary Jacob, Nina Shenoy 
 Department of Periodontics, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Akshara Mary Jacob
Department of Periodontics, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

1,25(OH)2D3 is a lipid-soluble vitamin which plays an important role in calcium metabolism. It also plays an important role in maintaining oral health through bone and mineral metabolism and innate immunity. Osteoporosis is loss of bone when there is an imbalance between bone formation and resorption. In osteoporosis, loss of bone density may render the host highly susceptible to periodontal destruction. Thus, there might be a possible association between Vitamin D, osteoporosis, and periodontitis characterized by loss of bone. Thus, understanding the underlying mechanisms of these associations will help improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases. A systematic search of the literature was conducted in the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Web of Science (ISI), Scopus, Copernicus, and Lilacs for full articles published until 2015 for this review.


How to cite this article:
Jacob AM, Shenoy N. Vitamin D, osteoporosis, and periodontal diseases.Int J Oral Health Sci 2018;8:6-12


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Jacob AM, Shenoy N. Vitamin D, osteoporosis, and periodontal diseases. Int J Oral Health Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 May 14 ];8:6-12
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