We strive to offer personalized care for all of our patients. Your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, understands that women in particular often require a specialized care. Puberty, menopause, and even pregnancy offer unique challenges to maintaining good dental health. These milestones often leave a woman at risk for periodontal disease. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno explains the risk factors for gum disease and the simple steps women can take to keep their smile beautiful and free of periodontitis.
Women and Periodontal Risk
Gum disease is a serious and widespread that disorder that affects adults of all ages and gender. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease control, over 50% of adults over the age of 30 suffer from the symptoms of periodontal disease. One common risk factor for gum disease is hormonal changes. When a woman undergoes puberty or menopause, the chances of developing gum disease escalate. Without treatment, gum disease may eventually lead to tooth loss, endangering the appearance and stability of a woman’s smile. If you begin to exhibit the common signs of gum disease, including sore and red gums, along with gums that bleed easily, contact your Rochester MN general dentist right away.
Preventing Gum Disease
In order to stave off gum disease, there are a few simple steps every woman can take. First, always maintain good dental habits: Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. Rinse with antibacterial mouthwash as well. Second: Always attend routine dental cleanings. During a cleaning, our hygienists will remove the layers of plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque can lead to the inflammation that causes gum disease. In addition, if you plan to become pregnant, see Dr. Calcagno first. During the first and third trimester most dental procedures are off the table. If you require treatment for gum disease or any other dental issue, Dr. Calcagno can initiate treatment before you become pregnant.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Rochester MN General Dentist
Do you have any further questions regarding our approach to women’s dentistry? Then talk to your Rochester, MN general dentist, Dr. Calcagno, today. Dr. Calcagno will be happy to address any questions or concerns. To schedule an appointment, call our 55902 dentist office at (507) 281-3659. Also, visit our website for services, before and after photos, and testimonials. Dr. Calcagno offers patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. We are proud to serve the residents of Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington and surrounding communities.