The American Dental Association (ADA) is not just about teeth. Jaw bone is important to help preserve facial structures and to help anchor teeth. So the ADA is sponsoring bone research. Without good bone, you would lose your teeth and smile.
The ADA pushes for Bone Health Research by recently announcing support for S. 966, the Bone Health Promotion and Research Act. Introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the bill would strengthen federal support for bone disease research through grants to independent facilities and at the National Institutes of Health.
The bill also would enhance the public health infrastructure for monitoring, preventing, and controlling bone-related maladies through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It would also support a national awareness campaign that could be used to educate the public about enamel erosion, periodontal disease, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and other bone-related conditions of the oral cavity. The ADA’s letter of support is available here.
Bone is important to anchor teeth and preserve your facial appearance. Regrowing bone also helps to support teeth and dental implants to replace teeth.