Hormone changes during menopause can affect the whole body, including dental health. It is best to consult your dentist for advice on maintaining healthy teeth and gums during this transition.
– The alveolar bone which supports teeth can lose density due to lack of estrogen and osteoporosis.
– Low estrogen can also cause dry mouth with chewing, swallowing and talking being affected.
– Gum disease, which can result in loose teeth, may become worse during menopause.
“Gum disease can be treated and even reversed, so talk with your dentist about your risk for this condition at your next appointment.”
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