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Do women have unique dental health problems?
Updated: 9/27/2012 6:00:06 AM

Do women have unique dental health problems?  

Everyone should take good care of their teeth, but women in particular may have more dental health problems than men. That's because women's fluctuating hormones can impact their oral health, which is why it's important for ladies to regularly visit the dentist, particularly if they are planning to get pregnant.

EmpowHER recently reported on how hormones can affect women's dental health. According to the news source, pregnancy can change the hormones in the body, which can increase bacteria levels in the mouth. This may raise a woman's risk of experiencing gum disease. But it's not just pregnancy that can change hormones and impact dental health.

According to Family Gentle Dental Care, following menopause, women may experience decreased saliva flow, an increased risk of cavities and gingivitis and bone loss in their jaws. Furthermore, 44 percent of women between the ages of 55 and 90 have periodontal disease.

The American Dental Association states that oral contraceptives affect hormones and may also impact dental health, so it's especially important for women who are on these medications to visit their dentists.

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