Maintaining Dental Health When Hormones Change during Menopause

Peri-Menopause, Menopause & Post-Menopause

During menopause, you may experience changes in the way things taste, be more sensitive to hot and cold foods, and feel as if your tongue and gums are burning. You may take new medications that cause dry mouth as a side effect. Most importantly, declining levels of estrogen can lead to loss of bone (osteoporosis and osteopenia), which includes the bone surrounding your teeth as well. Also, medications taken to prevent bone loss make more frequent cleanings necessary.

Why not treat these symptoms with oral care products from the store?

Because some over the counter mouth rinses and toothpastes can actually aggravate these problems “ and should be avoided.

If you are experiencing any of the conditions mentioned here, at any life stage, I personally invite you to call my office and make an appointment. Together, we’ll work toward customized solutions that will provide you excellent oral health and comfort for your lifetime.