Dental care and oral health information you need
from the Academy of General Dentistry


Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Know Your Teeth Academy of General Dentistry Know Your Teeth

InfoBites

Quick Reference

Children's Oral Health

Mouth Breathing Can Cause Major Health Problems


Thumbnail

Over time, children whose mouth breathing goes untreated may suffer from abnormal facial and dental development



Learn what those dental words mean.

Check out how your teeth and mouth change in every stage of life.

RSS

Feeds

Get dental news feeds delivered directly to your desktop! more...

Why Is Oral Health Important for Women?

 

Why is Oral Health Important for Women?

 

Women's oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex-hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, myofascial pain, eating disorders and Sjögren's syndrome (which causes dry mouth).

  

As a woman, you need to adhere to good oral hygiene. Make sure to brush with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and after each meal when possible, and floss thoroughly each day. To help avoid problems, your dentist may request to see you more frequently during stages of your life when hormone levels are changing. 
 

Reviewed: January 2012

 

 

 
games