The female body is controlled by a plethora of hormones, which are dictating every organic development and are also responsible for her mood swings.

Hormonal levels dictate women’s health and are responsible for making the female body susceptible to diseases.

Adding to the already known list, latest research confirms that gum issues may also be due to hormones.Blame-for-Gum-Issues

Scientific studies show

A study conducted by Charlene Krejci, from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine has shown undeniable link between gum diseases and health issues in women.

Hormone levels are constantly changing in the female body, and this constant fluctuation can easily lead to changes that promote bacterial growth in the oral cavities and its transfer into blood.

This can aggravate issues like fetal death, preterm births and bone loss.

The research involved intensive study of 60 plus articles that covered over 100 studies.

The aim was to conclude if hormonal changes led to gum diseases that proved harmful to other female health conditions, specifically side effects related to HRT, bone loss and pre-term labor.

The conclusion proved that women are more susceptible to health issues created by gum diseases in association with hormonal changes.

The importance of female oral health

This makes it essential for women to be extra vigilant in regard to their oral health. It is imperative not just for oral health that they take good care of their teeth and gums, but equally so for their general health too. Good oral health will help to keep the severity of other women specific health conditions in control.

The importance of basic oral care

Good oral health starts with brushing and flossing twice daily. It is recommended that women visit their dentist at least twice a year. It is essential that they see their dentist immediately if they are suffering from any gum issues or have been diagnosed with bone loss. Earlier pregnant women were advised to stay away from their dentists, but the new study shows that they should visit the dentist regularly during their pregnancy.

Women are more prone to gum troubles when pregnant as the hormonal levels are haywire during the period. During pregnancy time, the dental work must be conducted with extra care because gum damage may lead to further infection.

What should you be aware of?

Gum issues start with bacterial plaque build-up on teeth and under gums. When left untreated it can lead to inflammation. This releases toxins that harm the oral cavity and also find their way into the blood causing further damage. Keep in mind that during pregnancy time and during the stressful periods of your life, your immunity may not be able to deal with the infection. This is why you should take better care of yourself.