Happy women’s day!
Women are amazing! She carries the weight of the world on her shoulders – as a daughter, a sister and a mother. Though sometimes she may lose control over everything and seeing her life slipping through the cracks of her finger, yet she still manages to put a smile on her face!!
On this special day, let’s talk about your oral health – Do you know that women have unique oral health concerns?
Changing hormone levels during their menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause can raise their risk of problems in their mouth, teeth, or gums. Health issues such as diabetes can also affect their oral health.
How to prevent this from happening???
Do the basics! Regular brushing, flossing, and dentist visits can help prevent disease in your mouth and the rest of your body.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Most people should go to the dentist once or twice a year.
Your dentist may suggest that you come more often if you have a health problem such as diabetes or a weakened immune system. These health problems can make you more likely to develop gum disease or other dental diseases.
Women are also at higher risk of gum disease during pregnancy. And gum problems and bone loss may happen more quickly in women after menopause. Our advice is to talk to your dentist about how often you should visit because a different person has different needs.
Changing hormone levels at various phases of a lady’s life can influence oral wellbeing. At the point when your hormone levels change, your gums can get swollen and bothered. Your gums may also bleed, especially during pregnancy, when your body’s immune system is more sensitive than usual.
This can cause inflammation (redness, swelling, and sometimes pain) in the gums. Regular, careful brushing and flossing can lessen gum irritation and bleeding.
Other causes of changing hormone levels that may affect your oral health include:
- Your menstrual cycle
- Hormonal birth control
Is it safe for a pregnant lady to go for a dental check-up?
Yes, it is safe. You can continue your regular dentist visits to help protect your teeth during pregnancy. But these are the things you need to take note:-
Tell your doctor you are pregnant.
Since you are pregnant, your dentist might not take routine x-rays. But the health risk to your unborn baby is very small. If you need emergency treatment or specific dental x-rays to treat a serious problem, your doctor can take extra care to protect your baby.
Schedule your dental exam early in your pregnancy.
It is advisable to see your dentist during your early stage of pregnancy. After your 20th week of pregnancy, you may be uncomfortable sitting in a dental chair.
Have all the required dental treatments.
If you avoid treatment, you may risk your own health and your baby’s health. So be sure to follow the doctor’s advice.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact information as shown below.
KLINIK PERGIGIAN 1ST DENTAL BUKIT JELUTONG
2-1-01 D’Vida Jalan Bazar U8/101
Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam,
0378596757 / 0122175857 / 01161114972
KLINIK PERGIGIAN 1st DENTAL TAMAN EHSAN, KEPONG
No 2423-1, Jalan E3 6, Taman Ehsan
52100 Kuala Lumpur.
0362748710 / 0122955857