As a woman, you know that your health needs are unique. You also know that at specific times in your life, you need to take extra care of yourself. Times when you mature and change, for example, puberty or menopause, and times when you have special health needs, such as menstruation or pregnancy.
Did you know that your oral health needs are also changing during these different phases of your life?
While women tend to take better care of their oral health than men do, women’s oral health is not markedly better than men’s. This is because hormonal fluctuations throughout a woman’s life can affect many tissues, including gum tissue. Because periodontal disease is often a “silent” disease, many women do not realize they have it until it reaches an advanced state. However, at each stage of your life, you can take steps to protect your oral health.
Careful periodontal monitoring and excellent oral hygiene is especially important for women who notice changes in their mouth during times of hormonal fluctuation. To help ensure good oral and overall health, please schedule your Periodontal Therapy with our hygienist at least twice a year so we may monitor your gums.