What Women Should Know About Their Dental Health By Dr. Pinnix on November 21, 2012

Women have special requirements when it comes to their health. Oral health is certainly no exception, and women may find that they may have certain issues in that area. Women's dental health can be handled effectively by great South Charlotte dentists if the patient resides in this are of North Carolina. Cosmetic dentists like Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix can correct various dental issues that will help women to feel more confident about their smiles and overall dental hygiene. All women should know about various changes that can occur in their dental health and this article will explain more.

Women in general can experience significant dental issues and women's dental health will change throughout the month due to hormone changes they normally undergo, whether they are going through menstruation, puberty or pregnancy. When estrogen and progesterone levels increase, the gums can become more sensitive. Menstrual gingivitis is a condition that can cause a woman's gums to swell and bleed. Generally, this is an issue that is not very serious and can clear up in a short amount of time. When a woman is pregnant, however, gum problems can be considerably more serious. Due to morning sickness, it is not uncommon for a woman to experience periodontitis, a gum disease that is triggered by the buildup of bacteria and plaque beneath the gum line. Loss of enamel can also occur due to the vomiting pregnant women normally experience. It is recommended to see your dentist possibly a couple times during your pregnancy in order to combat these potentially annoying and serious dental concerns.

Another issue that can occur in women stems from the use of oral contraception and other medications. These drugs also cause hormone levels to elevate and lead to dry mouth, which can be a big problem that leads to tooth decay. Dry mouth is also a common symptom of menopause.It is advisable for women who live in the area to visit our South Charlotte dentist office in order for Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix to quickly diagnose any potential issues.

If you have any questions or would like more information about women's dental health concerns or initiatives, or any additional information about our dentistry services, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist officeat 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient onlineappointment request form.

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