Women and Periodontal (Gum) Health

Throughout a woman’s life, hormonal changes affect tissues throughout the body. Fluctuations in hormone levels occur during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. At these times, the chance of periodontal disease may increase, requiring special care of your oral health.
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How Gum Disease Affects Your Health

You might think brushing gently twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist regularly make sense for good oral health.

But the health of your mouth could affect the health of your whole body. More and more evidence shows a strong association between gum disease and heart disease, stroke, diabetes, poor pregnancy outcomes, and other conditions. Some early research has even found a higher risk for certain cancers. Continue reading How Gum Disease Affects Your Health