Recent research suggests that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may help reduce the incidence of gum disease and tooth loss in older women. A study involving 500 women over the age of 50, found that women who received HRT had a lower rate of gum disease and showed a 44% improvement in gum health.

Key takeaways:

– Teeth and gums are more prone to disease at menopause

– Oral symptoms can also include dry mouth, burning mouth syndrome and weakness in the jaw

– Maintain a good oral hygiene routine to help prevent oral problems

See your dentist regularly and remember to take extra care of your teeth and gums. Your dentist can offer help and advice to maintain your oral care and your smile.

The menopause, which commonly strikes in the late 40s and early 50s, leaves women at higher risk of several health issues, including gum disease, due to a decrease in oestrogen levels.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.