Here’s to Mom!
Who can forget that this month we celebrate Mother’s Day? As we honor mom – and recognize that for most of us, mom’s the one who set the example on caring for our teeth – it’s a great time to remind her about the oral health concerns that face all women.
For example, did you know that women have special oral health concerns that arise during the unique phases in their lives? One of those is gum disease. Changes in female hormonal levels during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause exaggerate the way gums react to plaque, the harmful germs that stick to your teeth. This can lead to gum disease and destroy gum tissue and teeth.