While menopause has not been known to cause gum disease in women, it can certainly exacerbate its symptoms. Talk to your dentist and your GP about steps to take to keep teeth, gums and your body healthy and to offset risks of menopause. Common conditions that occur:

– Lower levels of estrogen can cause dry mouth.

– Dry mouth may contribute to gum disease.

– Osteoporosis can cause teeth to become loose over time.

Speak with a dentist about taking care of teeth and gums during menopause.

“The gums may become more red and begin to pull back from the teeth, causing tooth sensitivity and gum infections.”

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