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Menopause Can Affect Your Oral Health


The Struggle Is Real

Menopause is a major biological clockwork change in the women's bodies. So the more we educate ourselves on the symptoms, the more we are prepared for it, and the less anxious we will be. When we talk about menopause symptoms, very often we only discuss the body changes that women may experience. The truth is, the hormonal fluctuations due to menopause can also affect women's oral health big time causing many painful dental issues. In this article, we will focus on the dental issues related to menopause, which is less talked about. Oral health is critical to our overall general health. People with poor oral health are 40% more likely to have a chronic condition.

Menopause Affects Your Oral Health

Some of the oral health issues that often occur during menopause are dry mouth, pain or a burning sensation in the mouth, teeth sensitivity, strange taste in the mouth, bone loss, and gum recession. Although symptoms may vary for different people, understanding these side effects can help you, both mentally and physically, to be more prepared for it.