Hormones Can Negatively Impact Your Smile. There are different times of your life that will impact the health of your smile. An increase or surge in hormones can increase your risk of dental problems. Hormones, estrogen and progesterone, can cause more blood flow to your gums. This increased blood flow can then increase sensitivity, and research shows that women are more sensitive about the bacteria and plaque that is around the teeth during an increase in hormones. This can then cause your gums to bleed or be swollen.
Once your gums begin to bleed or become swollen, it can be more difficult for you to get your teeth health back on track. Over time problems that are left untreated can increase the risk of periodontal disease, broken or missing teeth. The amount of money it takes to fix a smile that has missing teeth is more than preventative care to keep your smile healthy. While there is nothing you can do to control the hormone surges, you can prevent problems from arising by taking extra care of your smile.
Don’t spend time worried about whether a hormone increase is impacting you, instead focus on having and keeping a healthy smile. Contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team for more information.