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Hormones Affecting Women’s Lifelong Dental Health

July 28, 2016

Hormones may affect a woman’s dental health throughout her lifetime.

 The American Dental Association lists a number of examples of hormones affecting women’s lifelong dental health:
  • During puberty, hormones can trigger bleeding, redness and swelling of the gums.
  • Each month during menstruation, a woman may have bleeding and swollen gums, swollen salivary glands or canker sores. These symptoms should subside when menstruation ends.
  • Some women who take birth control pills are more likely to develop a dry socket after oral surgery.
  • Gingivitis, including swelling, soreness, tenderness and reddening of the gums, is possible during pregnancy.
Hormones may affect women's dental health

Hormones may affect women’s dental health

Regular brushing, flossing and visits with your Tysons Corner-based dentist at Farhoumand Dentistry can help with all of these issues.

Posted in Dental Facts Friday by Farhoumand