Healthy Mouth Tips

Your hormones can cause your dental health to go haywire and that is no secret. Whether you are pregnant, just reaching puberty, or entering menopause, there are some things that you need to be aware of. If you are ever concerned about your dental health and hormones, Dr. Cho is ready to speak with you in our La Habra office.
Below, we will explore just how your hormones can affect your dental health and at what stage these changes may occur.

Puberty and Your Dental Health

As you enter puberty, your hormones are going crazy as they plan to help you transform from a girl into a woman. You may notice that your gums are swollen, sore, and irritated. You may also find that you develop a series of canker sores during this time. All of these symptoms are normal and you can care for your gums and teeth by making sure to brush and floss a minimum of twice per day. In addition, you can use an over the counter remedy for your canker sores.

Menstrual Cycles and Your Dental Health

Many women never experience dental problems when their menstrual cycle comes, but others do. It is not abnormal to develop canker sores in and around the mouth, have swollen gums, or experience swollen salivary glands. None of these symptoms should be a concern to you unless they do not go away once your period ends. If you are concerned about your dental health, Dr. Cho is ready to see you in our La Habra office.

Pregnancy and Your Dental Health

Pregnancy takes a toll on your body and it affects your dental health as well. Many women will develop gingivitis during this time due to the hormones and changes the body undergoes. In addition, you may experience pregnancy related tumors in your mouth, but these will go away after your pregnancy.

While you may think that the dentist is not a safe place when you are pregnant, it actually is and you should continue with your regularly scheduled dental checkups. If you find that you develop new symptoms or you are having trouble with your dental health, it is time to let Dr. Cho know.

Menopause and Your Dental Health

Menopause leads to huge changes in a woman’s life and this also means that your tastes will change and your dental health may suffer a bit. In fact, many women report that they experience burning sensations in their mouth, a change in taste, and increased sensitivity when they go through menopause. All of these changes are related to your hormones and you can blame them safely.

Two of the biggest changes that can occur when you go through menopause is bone loss and dry mouth. Both of these conditions need to be treated appropriately, as they can lead to more problems down the road. In fact, if you suffer from dry mouth, you may be more prone to cavities.

Whether you experience dry mouth, bone loss, or increased sensitivity, it is important to speak with Dr. Kenneth Cho about these changes to make sure there is no other underlying condition.

Schedule Your Appointment with Us Today

If you are undergoing any type of hormonal changes and you are worried about your dental health, now is the time to contact our La Habra office. Dr. Cho is very understanding and knows what conditions are related to hormones and which conditions need dental intervention now.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cho, contact our La Habra, CA office now and speak with one of our team members.

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