Women and Tooth Care
We offer one of the latest technological advances in dentistry, the dental laser. This precise technique uses energy in the form of light for many dental procedures. It allows dentists an effective way to treat a targeted area while limiting exposure to surrounding tissues.
The laser is delivered in different wavelengths to the site to absorb light, while at the same time reflecting different wavelengths.
Lesions and ulcers, dry sockets, as well as swollen gums, can sometimes occur during surges in a woman’s hormone levels. These periods would be a prime time to visit the dentist. Birth control pills have been shown to increase the risk of gingivitis, and hormone replacement therapy has been shown to cause bleeding and swollen gums. Gum disease can also present a higher risk for premature births.
Some research has shown that women may be more likely to develop dry mouth, eating disorders, jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint disorders, and facial pain—all of which can be difficult from a physical and emotional standpoint.
Taking care of your mouth with proper oral health care is essential, and can go a long way to helping you face the physical changes in your body over the years.