Menopause and Oral Health
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.
– 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.”