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More dental health info

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:30 pm
by minniepauz
This is from the North American Menopause Society (are they finally getting on the ball that it's not all just about hot flashes?)

How to Keep That Smile a While

Good oral hygiene is especially important at midlife and beyond. Brushing and flossing daily, and having regular dental checkups and professional dental cleaning twice yearly, are recommended. Here’s why:

As women age and their estrogen levels decline at menopause, some women (and their dentists) may start to notice the following dental and oral changes:

Tooth loss
Gum recession
Higher risk of gum tissue injury
"Burning" mouth and tongue
Hot and cold tooth sensitivity
Root sensitivity
Decreased bone mineral density in the jawbone
While some of these problems are related to hormone decline, other potential causes include aging, inadequate intake of calcium and vitamins, side effects of prescription medications, and medical conditions such as anemia or diabetes.

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Re: More dental health info

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:56 pm
by julia.sadie
Thanks for the information. A lot of dental health problems do come with age, but I think that good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups can keep them at bay. Dentist in Orange

Re: More dental health info

PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:06 pm
by sssallylane
I agree; it's not just hot flashes! :lol: But seriously, a lot of complaints I hear from other women have to do with their teeth. Some of them say that their teeth are a bit loose or their gums feel a bit painful at times. This is why it's necessary to visit the dentist regularly.