International Women’s Day: A Look at Women’s Dental Health

Every year on March 8, the world comes together to honor women and womanhood on International Women’s Day. It is usually an opportunity to salute the achievements of inspiring females across the globe. This year, in a special way, Smile Avenue Dental specialist Center joins the world to celebrate the great women of our country, Kenya.

For International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled some facts about women’s dental concerns and how gender plays a role in oral health.

The Surprising Role of Hormones in Oral Health

Here are some hormone-related issues unique to women:

An increase in hormone levels during puberty can make young women suffer from bleeding gums. They may also be prone to aphthous ulcers. Sometimes these conditions correspond with their menstrual cycle.

Women taking oral contraceptives have an increased risk of gingivitis because of the progesterone and estrogen in the drugs.

Pregnant women are at risk of gum disease. When it is severe, it has the potential to harm the baby too, leading to preterm birth and low birth weight

Women in menopause may experience dry mouth, altered taste sensations, and sore, sensitive gums. Menopausal women with an increased risk of osteoporosis may have bone loss in the jaw which can lead to tooth loss.

Discussing hormones with the dentist might not be something that most women would think to do, but it can be helpful. There may be things a dentist can recommend for various life stages and the dental changes that come along with it.

It may seem like the deck is stacked against them when it comes to dental health. But women are figuring out what they need to do to take care of themselves—and they’re doing it! When’s the last time you had a dental checkup? Call 0721568972 to schedule your appointment and enjoy massive discounts.

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