The state of a woman’s dental health changes over her lifetime, primarily because of hormonal changes. Gum inflammation, dry mouth and altered taste are just some of the things woman have to look forward as they age. There is a good synopsis detailing the changes that can happen on the Academy of General Dentistry’s website for the public. Click on the link below for more information:
It is important to be aware of the changes that may happen and how you can address them. For example, many women experience dry mouth related either to menopause or medication. In addition to feeling as though it is more difficult to eat, dry mouth can lead to increased cavities. You can reduce your risk for decay by using a fluoride rinse daily, drinking lots of water or chewing sugarless gum.