Men are less likely than women to take care of their physical health, and many times their oral health.
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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).
Reviewed: January 2012
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