Menopause and Your Teeth

Although many women are unaware of it, menopause can seriously affect the health of your teeth and gums.  Because of estrogen fluctuations during menopause, women have an increased risk of gum problems, tooth loss, and osteoporosis in the jaw.  Women who are going through menopause should make it a priority to see their Los Angeles dentist as soon as possible in order to avoid these devastating problems.

One of the most important things to avoid during menopause is periodontal (gum and bone) disease.  Women going through menopause have a much higher risk of periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease can result in more than just losing teeth; it is also associated with heart disease other serious physical disease.  One of the best things to do to avoid periodontal disease is to attend regular check-ups and cleanings with your Los Angeles area dentist.  Regular cleanings ensure that plaque build-up is reduced, thus reducing your chance of getting periodontal disease.

If you are going through menopause and are in the Los Angeles area, please call our dentist today to schedule a dental check-up.