How HRT Could Help To Prevent Gum Disease

 teeth health smile dentistEven for women in perfect health, reaching the menopause during their late 40s and early 50s may trigger a range of issues. Fortunately for many women, symptoms of the menopause, such as hot flushes and osteoporosis, can be alleviated through the use of HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Some additional side effects of the menopause, for which HRT can also help, are gum disease and tooth loss.
A reduction of estrogen in the body during menopause can have a detrimental effect upon oral health. Therefore, HRT could be the answer in helping women to maintain a dazzling smile throughout their adult lives. Follow these tips to help protect your teeth during menopause:
– Maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. Interdental brushes can also be used to clean the spaces between teeth.
– Attend regular check-ups with your dentist, in order to identify any problems in their early stages.
– Speak to your GP about the benefits of HRT for the whole body.
New research suggests HRT could be used to reduce gum disease and prevent tooth loss.
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