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Women's Hormones and Gum Disease

June 5th, 2012

Did you know that a woman's hormones affect her oral health? It's true! Hormone level changes through a woman's life cycle affect her gums' reaction to plaque. Making sure your mouth is healthy is an easy way to avoid the development of other health problems.

Although the symptoms of gum disease can be very apparent, such as swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, there are times when it's not visible or painful.

Another complication that can arise from an unhealthy mouth is periodontal disease. This painless disease is a bacterial infection in the gums that eats away at your bone. Loss of tooth structure or complete tooth loss can result when left untreated.

Please read the full article here and make sure routine visits to the dentist are always made. Drs. Ali and Ali at Wellesley Dental Group are focused on prevention and will happily answer any questions. Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com!

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