Did you know that women could be more susceptible to gum disease during certain stages of life? While gum disease affects patients of all ages and genders, women tend to be more prone to developing gum disease during substantial hormonal shifts. Hormonal changes can affect the health of your teeth and gums, and it is important to stay proactive to maintain your oral health. Bay City, MI dentist Dr. Daryle Mahnke provides personalized and comprehensive oral health care for all stages of life.
Women’s Oral Health & Systemic Disease
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that spreads through your gums with the potential of infecting your blood stream. Once in your bloodstream, gum disease has been linked to a range of serious systemic health problems. Recent studies suggest that women are more susceptible to the adversary effects of untreated gum disease and should take preventative measures to maintain their oral health.
Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory problems
Gum health is too often overlooked but is a key player in your overall health. Your gums help to build a stable oral foundation for your beautiful smile. Twice daily brushing, thorough flossing, and biannual dental cleanings and checkups can help maintain the health of your teeth and gums. A healthy diet and oral hygiene are your best defense against gum disease at any stage of life.
Staying proactive with your oral health care during hormonal changes can help prevent the development of complex oral health concerns such as gum disease. If you or your children are pubescent, pregnant, or going through menopause it could be a good idea to schedule a dental check-up. Preventive care is the best way to keep your gums, teeth, and body healthy.
Schedule A Consultation
Biannual visits to our Bay City, MI dentist office can help keep your smile functional, healthy and beautiful. Every visit will include a thorough oral health exam and Dr. Daryle Mahnke will examine your teeth, gums and neck area. Enjoy the benefits of your best oral health and schedule a consultation with Dr.Mahnke.