Women and Tooth Care
Online Dental Education Library
The Kuttler Dental Team strives to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums.
For helpful information about everything from nutrition to oral hygiene, we highly recommend MouthHealthy from the American Dental Association. MouthHealthy is a great resource, filled with tips you will actually use in everyday life.
To explore our online dental library, use the search box below. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health. That’s because the physical changes they undergo through life—menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth, breast-feeding and menopause—cause many changes in the body, some harmful to teeth and gums.
Lesions and ulcers, dry sockets, as well as swollen gums, can sometimes occur during surges in a woman's hormone levels. These periods would be a prime time to visit the dentist. Birth control pills have been shown to increase the risk of gingivitis, and hormone replacement therapy has been shown to cause bleeding and swollen gums. Gum disease can also present a higher risk for premature births.
Some research has shown that women may be more likely to develop dry mouth, eating disorders, jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint disorders, and facial pain—all of which can be difficult from a physical and emotional standpoint.
Taking care of your mouth with proper oral health care is essential, and can go a long way to helping you face the physical changes in your body over the years.