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The Connection Between Women's Oral Health and Overall Health

Posted on 4/11/2022 by Evan
The Connection Between Women's Oral Health and Overall HealthSince gum disease does not often cause pain, typically in its early stage, most women may not realize they even have it until it progresses to an advanced state. Unfortunately, women who have oral health issues may also place their overall health at risk.

•  Heart disease: Women with gum disease may be more at risk of heart disease and increase their risk of fatal heart attack by two times. Heart attacks are also the number one killer of women in America.
•  Stroke: Some studies have found links between gum disease and stroke.
•  Diabetes: Studies have found that people with diabetes are more at risk of gum disease, which may make it even more difficult for them to control their blood sugar levels. Gum disease may also be a risk factor for diabetes in otherwise healthy people.
•  Respiratory Problems: Oral bacteria that cause gum disease may also travel down the throat to your lungs causing respiratory issues, including pneumonia.
•  Pregnancy Issues: Expectant women who have gum disease may have premature labor or low birth weight.

How Do Women's Oral Health Needs Change Throughout Their Life?

•  Menstruation: Some women may experience bleeding gums before their periods. Some others may experience mouth sores. Typically these symptoms go away once their period starts.
•  Pregnancy: Many pregnant women experience gingivitis. That’s because changes in hormones during pregnancy can cause the proliferation of bacteria that irritate your gums. Common symptoms include bleeding and inflamed gums. Therefore, it is important to take care of your gums and teeth if you plan to have a baby.
•  Oral Contraceptives: Women who are on contraceptives may experience gum inflammation.
•  Menopause: During menopause, women may experience red or swollen gums, oral pain, a burning sensation in their mouths, dry mouth, and changed taste.
•  Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is also linked to bone loss in the jaw. Because of low bone density, your chance of tooth loss may increase due to loss of hard tissue support.

Since women’s oral health is impacted during various phases of life, it is important that they take care of their oral hygiene and lifestyle habits from the get-go. If you are concerned about the health of your teeth, schedule a consultation session with Dr. Burke Jardine and Dr. Jardine by calling us at (360) 369-3930.

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