Estrogen therapy for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women can prevent worsening in dental health that can occur with osteoporosis.
– A recent study in Brazil showed less gum disease in those women treated with estrogen therapy versus those who were untreated.
– Estrogen therapy may also increase levels of sexual satisfaction, reduce hot flashes and improve heart health.
– It is important for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis to take good care of their teeth and see their dentist regularly.
“A reduction of estrogen levels in menopause can lead to tooth and gum problems including inflammation, bleeding, pain and tooth loss.”