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Vienna, VA 22182
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Women’s Dental Health Is Important for Tyson’s Corner-based Farhoumand Dentistry

May 13, 2016

Tyson’s Corner-based Farhoumand Dentistry encourages women to focus on their dental health during National Women’s Health Week

The brother and sister team of Tyson’s Corners-based Farhoumand Dentistry embrace the equality of women and men. It is no wonder then that the National Women’s Health Week presents them with a natural opportunity to encourage women to focus on their dental health.

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The disparity between women’s and men’s dental health is nothing new. Increasing studies show that poor oral health puts women at the center of many predisposed health conditions that can be life-altering. A combination of biological factors, along with neglect of care, makes women more susceptible to decayed and lost teeth, and periodontal disease.

There are several reasons that women experience worse dental health than men. One significant factor is hormones, a major cause of periodontal disease which is characterized by chronically irritated and inflamed gums.

Women are most susceptible to oral health issues during periods of hormonal fluctuation: during puberty, throughout pregnancy, with the use of birth control pills, during pregnancy and menopause. Uncontrolled periodontal disease can lead to gum recession, and eventual tooth loss.

Another major risk-factor is that millions of women do not receive proper dental care. Combined with biological factors, neglect of oral health is a quick route to developing tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health conditions.

Illnesses that are more prevalent in women, such as osteoporosis and breast cancer, have been linked to poor oral health. Periodontal disease is a common complaint in pregnant women that often is overlooked.

Researchers have even found that poor oral health in pregnancy has been linked to pre-term birth and low birth rates. Despite these risks, only around 20-30 percent of women visit the dentist during pregnancy.

Women's Dental Care Is Important For Tyson's Corner-Based Farhoumand Dentistry

Women’s Dental Care Is Important For Tyson’s Corner-Based Farhoumand Dentistry

Follow these tips for a maintaining healthy mouth: