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Wrinkled skin and bone density

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:23 pm
by Horsegirl
I saw those few paragraphs in which you cited a study from Yale University. The research indicates that premature wrinkling of the skin of the face can mean that the bones of the body are thinning. I wonder if this also means that the bones of the face are losing their density too. This would have implications for the teeth. If the jawbone is losing its density the teeth can become loose. This is indeed depressing news for women whose skin is starting to look old because it is a sign of both external and internal decay. I do not like stories like these.

Re: Wrinkled skin and bone density

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:17 pm
by Kate
I know that it is true. I am often around older women, some of whom are old before their time. I mean they look old. Their skin has no life to it and it is dried out and yellow looking. These women when they fall down break their wrists and hip bones. Their prematurely old faces are definitely an indication of bone loss. All of this is really sad.

Re: Wrinkled skin and bone density

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:31 pm
by Nonie
Well, loss in bone mass density isn't unpreventable. In young people, taking calcium and D3 is a good way to prepare yourself for later years. Post menopause, you can get prescriptions to help out.

Some face exercise trainers believe that face exercises can actually prevent or slow down facial bone mass loss: ... 28496.html ... remodeling

Re: Wrinkled skin and bone density

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:09 am
by Tom Hagerty
I read through the Carolyn's Facial Fitness page that Nonie gave a link to. It certainly is possible to "remodel" the skin and muscle of the face, and perhaps to prevent bone loss, or at least slow it down. But it's hard to believe that facial exercise can restore facial bone once it has lost volume and density. Of course bone is alive, always renewing itself, so who knows.

One thing I do know, though, is that a huge contributor to facial bone loss is bad teeth, or no teeth. When teeth are lost the bone in the lower face starts to deteriorate. I've seen this in some of my friends - and pretend not to notice it.

Along with facial exercise I take good care of my teeth. I have them professionally cleaned twice a year by a fantastically great dental hygienist at Ohio State Dental Clinic, and I make sure to use dental floss after I eat. I think the flossing is more important than brushing.