It’s not easy to be a woman. You should care about much more things then it seems. The same is about your dental health. Puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause – all of them seriously affect your teeth and gums. That’s why some important information is shortly described here to help you better take care of everything.
Women dental health, with its special needs, should be paid more attention when already being a child or teenager. During puberty the level of progesterone and estrogen, sex hormones, increase blood circulation to the gums. It makes them more sensitive, they become swollen and turn red.
To reduce unnecessary consequences you should follow a strict oral hygiene regime. It includes brushing, flossing, and regular visits to your family dental professional not less then three times a year. During menstruation women can experience the same symptoms plus sores on the inner side of the cheek.
Same sex hormones influence women’s dental health during the pregnancy period. They exaggerate the way gum tissues react to plaque. If you don’t remove the plaque in time it can cause ‘pregnancy gingivitis‘. This term is used for red, swollen, tender, and usually bleeding gums. It casually appears on the second month and can lead to some more serious gums diseases.
While pregnancy, dental care may involve periodontist visits to remove pregnancy tumors. These large lumps are caused by swollen gums that strongly react to irritants. Usually these growths are painless and shrink on their own after the baby’s birth. However, they may interfere with chewing, brushing or other oral hygiene procedures. In this case the dentist may decide to remove them.
There is a so called ‘Burning Mouth Syndrome’ (BMS) that appears at middle-aged women. Dental care science still has no reason for what causes it. However, the symptoms are well known. They include burning sensation in mouth, throat, lips and tongue, scalding feeling, dry mouth, bitter or metallic taste, changes in eating habits, gradual and spontaneous pain with permanent intensification.
As a result the person sleeps bad, feels restless, becomes easy irritable, anxious and depressed. It leads to interpersonal conflicts and antisocial behavior. So, be attentive when meeting next time an irritated woman. It doesn’t strictly mean that she thinks bad about you.
Older women dental health requires much more care then men’s one. Considering that women live longer, take more medications and are more susceptible to diseases their teeth need a special dental treatment, too. Being over 65 they should see the dentist at least 3 times a year for cleanings, screening and dental health education, or at least once a year if they wear dentures.
Electric toothbrushes are recommended because of arthritis that limits the mobility of the women’s hands. Toothbrushes strapped to larger objects, such as a ball, can make brushing easier and increase its quality, as well.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, all women need a special dental care. Modern dentistry allows you having this. So, why not to change your teeth and then life into better ones? Let’s make men tremble at the though of you!