Menopause, a phase of life all women must go through, yet many of the symptoms are not frequently discussed. As your dental professionals, we’re here to speak specifically about the oral health impacts of menopause on women. Not only does our oral health change as we age, but for women, menopause brings additional concerns.
Xerostomia occurs when there is a decrease of saliva in the mouth,also known as dry mouth. This can happen for a number of reasons, and sometimes you may not even notice. There is a range of dry mouth from slight to severe. Even if you are unaware you have dry mouth, your dentist or hygienist … Read more
Over the last 80 years the average life expectancy has increased dramatically due to advancements in medical technology. By 2030 the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older individuals will account for 20% of our population. This is great, but also presents other problems for us to deal with as we age. … Read more