With menopause many changes take place in a woman’s body, and that includes her teeth and gums! Did you know that the hormonal imbalance during this time of life could cause bleeding and sore gums as well as the advancement of periodontal disease?
As women approach menopause changes in their bone structure become a real concern. Did you know that osteoporosis and osteopenia could cause problems with your oral health?
Preventing and treating periodontal disease can go a long way to mitigating the effects of decreased bone density in the jaws. It is very important to have regular cleanings and check-ups with your dentist to make sure your teeth and gums (and the bone that holds them all together) are healthy!
The best way to combat this is to schedule regular cleaning and check-up appointments with your dentist to go along with brushing and flossing each day. Prevention is the key to keeping your teeth in beautiful working order for a lifetime!