June 1, 2013
It may seem like your oral and overall health occupy different spheres, but they don’t. In fact, one aspect of your health impacts your oral health in a way you might never had considered—we’re talking about the body’s hormone levels.
Changes in the body’s hormone levels can increase a patient’s vulnerability to gum disease, which is one of the most common oral health conditions out there. Women are especially at risk due to the changes that occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
But those aren’t the only times in life when a woman is more vulnerable. There’s also an increased risk for women taking birth control or who are about to begin their next period.
So what does this mean Dr. Martin’s Scottsdale patients?
It means that regular dental appointments and a good brushing and flossing routine are essential. So is sticking to a balanced diet low in sugar and starchy foods. What’s more, if you’re pregnant or taking birth control, it’s a good idea to let Dr. Martin and his Scottsdale dental team know.
Is it time for you to schedule your next regular checkup and professional cleaning? Call our Scottsdale dental office today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Martin. We serve patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills.
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