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Naples & Fort Myers Periodontal Disease Concerns for Women

Women have special concerns to keep in mind with regard to gum disease. Hormonal changes throughout a woman’s life can affect the health of sensitive gum tissue by increasing susceptibility to periodontal disease. These changes may also make existing gum problems worse. As a result, women need to be aware of the relationship between gum disease and life’s changes. Women should also be aware of the signs and symptoms of gum disease, and should be careful not to neglect their oral health at these times.

Increased susceptibility to gum disease is especially high during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Women taking oral contraceptives may also be vulnerable to the gum problems that affect pregnant women. What’s more, studies have shown a correlation between women that have gum disease and an increased risk of delivering a baby prematurely or with a low birth weight.

Are you experiencing any of the above changes? Are you concerned about gum disease or have you noticed any symptoms of the condition? You should see Dr. Hoop for a thorough oral exam. Call us today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Hoop serves patients from Fort Myers, Naples, and all of Southwest Florida.

12630 Whitehall Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907 USA
George A. Hoop, DDS, PA Fort Myers, FL Dentist (239) 939-7299 office@wemakeyousmile.com
9120 Galleria Court, Suite 101, Naples, Fl 34109 USA
Dr. George A. Hoop Naples, FL Dentist (239) 594-8817 office@wemakeyousmile.com