Dental Problems

Dental Care and Women

DentalWomen should take proper dental care because they are more susceptible to dental problems as they come across major hormonal changes in different stages of their life. The different stages when women are at greater risk of dental problems are puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.

Here is a brief description how dental problems affect women in different stages:

Puberty

With the sudden hormonal change in this stage, it shows swelling of gums and sensitive gums especially during periods. Sometimes the development of ulcers and lesions are seen around this time. Many girls are can be easily affected by bulimia-a psychological eating disorder that also smoothens tooth enamel leading to teeth enamel, if proper dental care is not taken.

Menstruation

During this period women are more prone to mouth ulcers, cold sores, and gingivitis before and after periods due to monthly hormonal changes. If you are facing any type of dental problems around menstruation, it is important that you check up with your dentist to prevent any serious risky results.

Pregnancy

This period in a woman’s life demands the highest concentration on oral and dental health care as women are at increased risk of dental problems during this time. It is important that a woman should take advice from her dentist regarding proper dental care especially for this period along with routine dental cleaning and dental check ups.

The development of gingivitis, bleeding gums and dry mouth are commonly seen during pregnancy. Neglecting gum diseases (periodontal disease) during this time can easily put your child in risk. Recent studies have shown that bacteria in plaque are associated with premature birth and low weight birth infants.

Keep in mind that the healthier your mouth is the healthier and happier your baby and pregnancy will be.

Menopause

Sensitivity to cold and hot foods, dry mouth and osteoporosis of the jaw may arise in this period. These problems can be easily avoided by consulting a good doctor, taking the essential diet the period demands and by hormone replacement therapy.

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