Female Hormones and Oral Health

  • hormones and oral health in women by Beverly Hills best cosmetic dentist Dr Rodney Raanan

Maintaining a healthy mouth requires a consistent routine and a little bit of work, especially if you’re a woman. Inevitable hormone fluctuations in females put them at greater risk of developing dental issues and diseases particularly during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. While a surplus or deficit of hormones makes natural changes in the body, they can also detrimentally affect oral health. When is a Woman’s Oral Health at Risk? Changes in hormone production can affect oral health during periods of: Menstruation The hormones released during menstruation can cause several dental complications in some women. Issues include: Oral Abrasions: canker sores and oral blisters are more common during menstruation. If sores become irritated, infected, or swollen you should visit your dentist. Gum Sensitivity: some women experience heightened gum sensitivity during menstruation and even inflammation and bleeding of the gums. If you experience these symptoms consider using a gentle toothbrush for sensitive teeth and take extra […]