Wednesday, November 19, 2008
A woman's oral health in an important, yet often overlooked aspect of a woman's over-all health. It is also important to note that while women are generally more likely to perform proper oral maintenance than men (daily brushing and flossing), their overall incidence of gum disease is not markedly lower. Researchers believe this is caused by hormonal fluctuations in the various stages of a woman's life (puberty, pregnancy, and menopause). These life stages can adversely affect the gum tissue in a woman's mouth causing gum disease. In upcoming posts, we will discuss the links between gum disease and osteoporosis and pregnancy complications.
Posted by The Doctors of Ameridontics at 1:12 PM