From letters to your forum, I notice that alendronate apparently can cause loss of bone in the jaw, resulting in loose teeth. I thought the purpose of alendronate was to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis.

At 59 YO I have been taking alendronate for around five years already. Should I stop taking it to prevent dental problems? If so, is there another medication that helps with osteoporosis, but does not cause these side effects?