Dental Health Concerns for Women
Mother’s Day is nearly here, which means young kids and adult children alike are thinking of special things to do for mom. During this special time, it’s also important for women to remember to take care of themselves. Our Mason family dentistry office provides a wide variety of services that can help women enhance their oral health.
Of course, a woman’s oral health needs aren’t all that dissimilar from those of a man. Men and women both need to practice good dental hygiene to prevent tooth decay and other issues.
However, in honor of Mother’s Day, here’s a look at some of the most common oral health problems a woman might encounter:
- Gingivitis: Women who are pregnant might develop gum disease; regular appointments with a family dentist are critical for an expecting mom’s periodontal health
- Canker sores: Women are more likely than men to develop these small, uncomfortable ulcers in the mouth; they might accompany monthly menstruation
- Teeth grinding: Whether you’re a working professional or a stay-at-home mom, stress impacts everyone; teeth grinding is a response to stress that can damage teeth over time
- TMJ disorder: Women are at a significantly higher risk of developing this condition than men, and the jaw misalignment can cause headaches, facial pain, and other symptoms
- Tooth loss: Osteoporosis is more common among women than men, and it potentially results in bone loss in the jaw that could cause teeth to become loose and possibly fall out
The entire team at Hardin Advanced Dentistry wishes our patients in and around Mason, Ohio, a very Happy Mother’s Day. Please contact us online or call (513) 398-4448 to schedule an appointment. We are pleased to serve patients in the areas of Dayton and Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana.