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Effects of Hormones on Female Dental Health

Women are more susceptible to dental issues than men; due to the various hormonal changes that they go through. These hormonal changes occur at different stages of a woman's life, from puberty to pregnancy to menopause; these hormonal changes can significantly affect the dental health of women cause sensitivity in teeth and gums, leading to severe gum issues.




A lot of hormonal changes take place during the puberty stage. Some hormones go short while others are released massively for structural and functional development. In young females, progesterone and estrogen hormone are released in large amounts during puberty. These hormones may lead to red and swollen gums.





Certain hormones are stimulated and released, particularly during menstruation, while others are decreased to regulate and balance the menstrual cycle. The fluctuations in the concentrations of different hormones lead to imbalances in the body, and the oral cavity is one of them. They can cause bleeding and swollen gums, toothaches, and sores, but they all fade away after the menstrual time.


If a woman takes birth control pills, the hormonal fluctuations during periods may cause dry sockets in her teeth. The only treatment for dry sockets is tooth extraction.




Pregnancy weakens a woman's immune system where improper oral hygiene can lead to the poor health of the newborn. There are many hormonal changes during pregnancy that make you vulnerable to certain oral diseases and infections. In this condition, if you are not following proper oral care, your gums may get infected, which can ultimately develop into serious diseases.


A regular check-up and treatment are needed to cure the infections at early stages. Gingivitis and periodontitis are more likely to occur in pregnant women. So it is mandatory to take care of your oral health and visit your dentist regularly for better health and to save both lives.




Just like the massive release of hormones produces oral health issues, a sudden drop in the concentration of hormones can also cause teeth problems. A decrease in progesterone and estrogen can lead to bone resorption and dry mouth. Gum recession and tooth cavities may also occur, which lead to falling off the teeth from gums.


Final Thoughts


The hormonal changes not only regulate structural change but also affect every system running in our body. These effects might come out later but knowing the issues because one must get a regular check-up to avoid any issues in the future. Females are more susceptible to oral disease as there are many hormonal imbalances at different stages of life. So, it is most important to check your hormonal balance and visit your dentist in case of any slight issues.


To learn more about the effects of hormones on female dental health and all that they make possible, contact your Pinole dentists, Dr. Azadeh Hosseini and Dr. Ghazal Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental today.




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