The Connection between Hormones and Oral Health

17 Dec 2018 Bonness

Do you put your oral and overall health in separate spheres, or do you see them as interconnected? It’s easy to think of them as operating completely apart from each other, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

That’s even the case with hormonal changes. When there’s a change in the body’s hormone levels, the potential for increased vulnerability to a common oral health condition like gum disease also rises.

Women especially need to pay attention to information like this. Starting with puberty, women will experience hormonal changes all throughout their lives. Pregnancy is one major example, but so are menopause, taking birth control, and even the monthly menstrual cycle.

So what does this mean?

It means that regular care is important for all patients, but especially women who are entering puberty, pregnant, or going through menopause. With a regular visit to Bonness Family Dentistry, Dr. Ann Bonness and Dr. Richard Bonness will use their extensive knowledge and experience to help you stay abreast of changes to your smile. If our Camby team finds anything during your exam or cleaning, we can help you by recommending any of our general, cosmetic, or restorative services.

We also recommend that all patients brush at least twice a day and floss at least once. If you’re pregnant or taking birth control, you may also want to tell your doctor. Adding an antibacterial mouthwash to your routine is also a good idea.

Do you need to schedule a visit with Bonness Family Dentistry? Call us today. We’re proud to serve patients from Camby, Mooresville, Plainfield, Indianapolis, Monrovia, Martinsville, and beyond.

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