Because estrogen levels drop in menopause, older women have a higher risk of developing gum disease:
– A study showed that women who have had a fracture often have gum disease
– As gum disease has an effect on overall health, it is important to prevent or treat it as soon as possible.
– It is important to see you dentist regularly as they can identify early signs of gum disease.
“Fracture risk could be a reliable indicator of gum disease.”
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