Tooth Topic: Teeth and Women of a "Certain Age"
By contactus
July 10, 2012
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It's not just hot flashes ... oral discomfort has also been reported as a complaint among menopausal and postmenopausal women. The conditions reported include occurrences of pain, burning sensations, altered taste perception and dryness of the mouth.

It's not clear if these changes are the result of hormonal changes or aging. While these and similar conditions may be eased by hormone replacement therapy, going that route is definitely a decision to be made by each woman and her physician.

At any age, we recommend daily brushing and flossing, using a recommended fluoride supplement, and regularly scheduled dental exams and cleanings.