We already know that menopause can increase your risk of osteoporosis and certainly loss of bone is the jaw can lead to tooth loss because it is this which supports and anchors the teeth. It is said that women with osteoporosis are three times more likely to experience tooth loss than those without osteoporosis.
You may be surprised to learn that hormone surges may make you more vulnerable to gum disease.
More female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) cause more blood to flow to your gums which causes them to become more sensitive and “overreact” to anything that may irritate them
Due to the hormonal changes (particularly the increase in progesterone) that occur during the menstrual cycle, some women experience oral changes that can include bright red swollen gums, swollen salivary glands, development of canker sores, or bleeding gums.
It is so important to have regular check ups and visit the hygenist.