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 women have to look forward to 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, a 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.
About the author
Dr. Allison M. Adams, recognized as one of the Top Dentists in New Jersey for the past 13 years by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, was born and raised in Madison, New Jersey, and is proud to deliver comprehensive dental care to her friends and neighbors. She completed her undergraduate studies in 1985 at the College of St. Elizabeth and went on to study dentistry at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School, graduating in 1991. Over the past 25 years she has traveled the country and spent thousands of hours attending continuing education courses in order to stay current in advances in the field. She has completed comprehensive post-graduate studies in orthodontics and implantology.