Why Menopause Can Affect Dental Health

teeth, health, smile,dentist, oralhealth, dentalhealthThe teeth and gums can be affected by the hormonal changes experienced during menopause. During this transition you should visit your dentist to ensure you maintain good dental health.

Key takeaways:

– Decreasing estrogen can impact oral health, including dry mouth with less saliva to protect teeth from bacteria and acids.

– The alveolar bone which helps support the teeth may be less dense due to osteoporosis during menopause.

– Gum disease may become worse as other oral issues get worse, causing tooth sensitivity and loose teeth.

“Gum disease can also contribute to loose teeth, so if you’re experiencing osteoporosis along with gum disease after menopause, you may be at a higher risk for tooth loss.”

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Wasim Fazel - Dentist
MFGDP(UK) 2004, BDS Manc 2001 (GDC No. 79177)
  • Graduated from University of Manchester 2001
  • Post graduate education MFGDP, Royal College of Surgeons 2003
  • Certificate of Implantology, Dental institute of Illapeo, Brazil, 2002
  • Examiner for the NEBDN, Nurses Training Programme
  • Denplan practice adviser, Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme
  • Chairman of JDS, a voluntary professional organisation, organising CPD and educational programmes for all dental professionals
  • Wasim is passionate about cosmetic dentistry with a wealth of experience in smile design and makeovers. He is also highly trained in the Invisalign system and enjoys various cosmetic treatments like tooth whitening, cerec and veneers.

    In his free time, he loves to teach and regularly tutors dentists in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. An important priority for Wasim is to put anxious patients at ease and make their dental experience more pleasant and stress free, providing intravenous sedation for such patients.

    Away from dentistry, Wasim is an avid sports fan, playing football, cricket, snooker and scuba diving. He loves to travel and has visited many countries in the Far East, Africa and America.