Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 26th, 2003
"The observation that subjects who have a striking oral exostosis, called torus palatinus, also tended to have normal or high bone densities prompted us to examine an unselected population referred for bone density assessment for a possible correlation with torus palatinus, scientists in the United States reported.
"Subjects referred from community physicians had a visual examination of the open mouth to estimate the size of any torus palatinus (0 for none/ trace to 5 for very large) before undergoing a bone density measurement by dual energy x-ray absortiometry. Bone...
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