According to the American Dental Association, three out of four adults are affected by gum disease at some point in their lives. And women are especially at risk because of life-long hormone changes. For example, menopausal and postmenopausal women produce less saliva, which can lead to dry mouth. Untreated, dry mouth can lead to cavities.
Also, many medications can cause dry mouth and other dental side effects. Some diseases, like diabetes, increase the risk of gum disease. Smoking also increases the risk of gum disease. Gum disease as well as tooth decay take a serious toll. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of adults over age 65 have lost all their teeth. For more information on Women’s Health, visit Women’s Health
May 10th-16th is National Women’s Health Week! Your dental health is extremely important to your overall health and well-being. Foote Family Dental Care in Gonzales look forward to offering you the answers to all your gum disease questions. We are in network for most major insurance plans plus we offer a $199 new patient special. Call our office at 225-647-1900 to schedule your appointment.
Foote Family Dental Care
328 S Burnside Ave
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737