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What Do I Need to Know About Female Hormones and My Dental Health?

Posted on 5/1/2024 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Old woman smiling after making dental appointment at Thomas Plunkett, DMD in Lakeland, FLA lot of physical issues that women have, such as migraines, gastrointestinal issues, back pain, and bone health, are blamed on female hormones. You might scoff at the idea that female hormones play such a big role in their health, but as it turns out, understanding your hormone levels can go a long way toward optimizing your dental health as well as your health overall.

What Are Hormones?

Hormones are the chemical messengers of your body. They help control body functions and manage how organs and tissues work. Hormones are also responsible for growth, repairing damage, and reproduction. There are about 50 types of hormones in the human body.

How Can Hormones Affect Female Dental Health?

Women have two very powerful hormones in their bodies that regulate development at puberty and that help a woman conceive and carry children. Estrogen and progesterone are vital for your body to function normally. While these two hormones are crucial for female bodies, they can also cause problems for your dental health.

During puberty, hormone levels surge, leaving you more vulnerable to issues with your dental health, such as canker sores and gum irritation. Gum disease is not caused by hormones, but hormone levels, which fluctuate during and after puberty, can make your gums susceptible to gum disease.

What Should I Do?

You do not have much control over your hormone levels, but you do have control over your dental health. Women should make sure they are cleaning and flossing their teeth at least twice a day. If you regularly brush your teeth, you are helping rid your teeth and gums of bacteria that can cause periodontal disease as well as tooth decay. Also, be sure that you visit our dentist twice a year so that we can examine your teeth for issues. You can also use antibacterial mouthwash and toothpaste to help keep the number of bacteria in your mouth as low as possible.

Do you have questions about your hormones and your dental health? Why not make an appointment to see our dentist to discuss any dental issues you are having? Reach out to us today to schedule your next visit.

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