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Hormonal Changes Affect Women's Dental Health

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Hormonal Changes Affect Women's Dental Health

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Hormonal changes in women affect their oral health. Forexample, a not increase in female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) causes a greater flow of blood in the gums, makes them more sensitive, and favors an "overreaction," which produces more significant irritability.  In additio  when hormone levels are high, women are more susceptible to the presence of plaque and bacteria around the gums.

If gums become swollen, bleed, mouth sores appear, or salivary glands become inflamed, hormones may be to blame. These sympt ms should disappear by the end of your period. If not, inc eased bleeding from the gums is a sign of something else.

During pregnancy, female hormones are overactive. As a result, often, some women develop pregnancy gingivitis, a moderate form of gum disease that makes their gums red, sore, and tender. This situat on is most common between the second and eighth months of pregnancy.

When a woman wants to get pregnant, she must visit her dental office for a check-up and treat any problem preventively. During preg ancy, your teeth and gums need special attention. Therefore,  ou should brush regularly, floss, eat a balanced diet, and visit your dentist regularly to reduce dental problems that accompany pregnancy.
Periodontitis, i.e., infection and bleeding of the gums, could be a risk factor for pregnancy. This diseas  is associated with premature delivery and low birth weight. In addition, itriodontit s appears related to the release of cell mediators called prostaglandins, which are responsible for labor contractions.

Menopause is a massive change in a woman's life and mouth, including altered taste, burning sensations in the mouth, and increased sensitivity. What you eat can make   difference when it comes to dry mouth. Avoid salty, spicy, st cky, and sugary foods and dry foods that are difficult to chew. Alcohol, tobacco, and  affeine can also make dry mouth worse. Sleeping wit  a humidifier in the room improves these discomforts at night.

What are the most common oral disorders in pregnant women?

Gingivitis is the most common oral disorder during pregnancy; in this regard, it should be emphasized that all preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic measures are safe for pregnancy and effective in improving and maintaining oral health. In the case of periodo titis, the treatment is also safe. Still, it should be performed in the second trimester of pregnancy and does not seem to be effective in reducing the rate of adverse effects of pregnancy.