The Puzzling Ways Oral Health Impacts Women’s Health

A Glimpse into the Oral Health Connection with Hormones and Women’s Health

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FACT #1
Hormones can wreak havoc on your gums, increase blood flow to the gums, making tissue swollen and more susceptible to gum disease.1

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FACT #2
Treating periodontal disease prior to the second trimester has been shown to reduce the number of pre-term, low-weight babies by 80%.2

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Sources:

1 MouthHealthy.org
2 Journal of Periodontology, 2002
3 Journal of Periodontology, 2004
4 Journal of the American Dental Association