Did you know that there is a connection between women’s hormones, gum disease, and issues that impact women’s health?
From puberty to pregnancy and finally menopause, women undergo various hormonal changes. Fluctuating hormone levels can affect a woman’s oral health, making her mouth a breeding ground for bacteria. When there is more bacteria in the mouth, there is an increased chance that the bacteria will enter the blood stream and negatively impact her overall health.
Oral bacteria has been linked to breast cancer, pre-term births, low birth weight babies, and bone loss. While women tend to take better care of their oral health, it is essential for them to pay extra special attention to their oral health to protect their overall health.
Along with daily brushing and flossing, we recommend that women (and their families) visit the dentist regularly. These appointments help prevent gum disease and are essential steps to maintaining a lifetime of good oral and overall health.
If you have any questions or concerns about oral health for women and their families, please contact our office at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affect your dental health and wellness.