After a recent study by the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine showing the comparisons between woman who are on and off therapies for osteoporosis, it is understood that women should increase the number of times they have a dental check up in a year once they’ve undergone the menopause.
The woman who took part in the study were aged between 51 and 80. They all received cone beam CT scans of their jaws and had a complete periodontal check for bleeding of the gums and loss of bone attachment around the teeth
Researches did find that there was a increased level of plaque (which causes gum disease) for both of the groups. Menopausal women at risk for osteoporosis also are at risk for periodontal disease, which affects bone that anchors teeth.
These results would suggest that women may need to see the dentist as many as four times a year to control dental plaque by periodontal cleanings.
Here at the Liverpool Dental Spa we have packages specifically tailored for people who need to see the dentist or therapist more often than most
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