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The Importance of Oral Care During the Menopause

Hormonal changes that occur during the menopause can have a negative effect on oral health in the following ways, hence the importance of good dental care:

– Low estrogen can cause a dry mouth which can increase the likelihood of tooth decay.

– A loss of bone density in the jaw can result in tooth loss.

– The menopause can worsen existing gum disease.

“Getting regular checkups with your dentist can help detect any changes such as loose teeth to help stop loss of bone density and protect your smile.”

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