Oh boy... I went for a bone mineral density test today and was shocked to hear that I was approximately (as the official report isn't in yet) a -2. The reason I am soooooo surprised is because I am PRE-menopausal (I'm 45) and have not entered menopause yet. I know osteopenia/osteoporosis is very common POST menopause, but lucky lucky me. So.....now I'm wondering if I should take a different approach when it comes to my teeth. I posted about that last week and really appreciated your replies. It appeared that my bone loss in my mouth was due to smoking (I know, very stupid), and a couple people suggested that maybe I need to take better care of my teeth. To make it brief, I'll just say that I have taken care of my teeth, so was totally shocked when the dentist mentioned bone loss in my gums. So because I'm on the verge of having osteoporosis, should I now be leaning towards getting dentures? I'm just not sure what the heck to think and would really really appreciate your thoughts on this whole mess. Here is the link to my previous post on this board. http://www.studentdoctor.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=46026 Thanks so much!!!