A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HORMONAL BALANCE.
Women’s oral cavity has different requirements compared to men’s and, as such, requires targeted preventive approaches.
Indeed, women’s oral health state is significantly affected by hormonal fluctuations.
During puberty, soaring hormonal values can cause gingival hypertrophy and hypersensitivity along with inflammation of the oral cavity, while the prolonged use of oral contraceptives promotes gingivitis.
However, during pregnancy, higher hormonal values can promote the onset of gingival problems, whereas the presence of diseases affecting the periodontium increases the chances of preterm births and low weight at birth.
Finally, menopause can cause dry mouth and gingival hypertrophy/hypersensitivity.