The Relationship Between Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gum Disease

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The Relationship Between Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gum Disease

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There are many ways in which a woman can ensure strong teeth, a healthy smile and fewer trips to the dentist. One surprising finding illustrates that hormone replacement therapy may play a very important role in treating gum disease. It is thought that this is due to the fact that such a treatment is able to counteract the impact of falling estrogen levels. What else have scientists uncovered in recent times?

– It is estimated that one million women within the United Kingdom are receiving hormone replacement therapy.

– One in four post-menopausal females will lose at least one tooth within five years after being diagnosed with menopause.

– Gun disease is the most common cause of tooth loss.

In addition to gum disease and tooth loss, women undergoing menopause can also be at heightened risk of other oral health conditions such as dry mouth, Burning Mouth Syndrome and weakness in the jaw bone.”

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https://www.dentalhealth.org/news/details/957