Aug 02 2016
Do you know about the significant impact that your homones have on the health of your teeth and gums?
54% of women believe that pregnancy has no effect on their dental health while one in five don’t think you need to take any extra oral health care during this time. The truth is that major life events like pregnancy, puberty and menopause, as well as certain times of the month, dramatically affect the state of your dental health.
It's Dental Health Week in Australia this week - focusing on the significant way that hormones can impact a woman’s oral health.
It's so important that you take a more proactive and preventive approach to your dental health.
Here are some examples of the changes and challenges facing you and your friends:
Puberty - Increased production of estrogen and progesterone change the way gums react to plaque leading to more sensitivity, swelling and bleeding.
Menstruation - Some women experience bleeding, sores and ulcers in the lead-up to their period while others may develop temporary gingivitis.
Pregnancy - Some of us find that our gums may bleed more easily due to “pregnancy gingivitis” while vomiting from morning sickness can strip away more enamel from your teeth. This is why dentists should be on the list
This is why dentists should be on the list of health professionals you consult during pregnancy.
Mintycoco To The Rescue! In earlier blog posts we've talked about how Mintycoco helps during pregnancy, the menopause and all through your life. Mintycoco makes it easy and effective to take the best care of your teeth - and your whole body.
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