Throughout different phases of life, women are more susceptible to certain oral health concerns. Hormonal changes can affect the health of your teeth and gums. Fullerton, CA dentists Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel offer comprehensive oral health care for all stages of oral health. Taking good care of your gums can help prevent the development of advanced dental concerns as well as decrease your risk of developing certain systemic diseases.
The Connection: Women’s Health & Oral Health
Your gum health impacts your well-being and systemic health. Your oral health is directly linked to the health of your body. New studies are showing strong ties between the health of your teeth and gums and the health of your body. How well you care for your teeth and gums reflects in your overall health. Taking care of your gums can help keep your mouth and body healthier. Recent studies indicate that women are highly susceptible to the adversary effects of untreated gum disease and should take preventative measures to maintain their oral health.
Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection that left untreated can enter the bloodstream increasing your risk of developing other health issues. Women are especially at risk for gum disease during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Oral contraceptives can also cause gum inflammation. These hormonal shifts can change the way gums react to plaque, making your gums more susceptible to gum disease.
Gum disease has been linked to:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory problems
Brushing and flossing twice a day is essential in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Regular professional dental cleanings also help maintain your optimal oral health. Dentists Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel encourage women to schedule an oral health exam during pregnancy or other hormonal shifts to remain diligent and proactive to any changes in your oral health. Our compassionate and experienced staff can help answer your questions and keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy all in the comfort of our Fullerton dentist office.