Menopause and Swollen and Bleeding Gums
Red, swollen and bleeding gums are generally symptoms of gingivitis or gum disease, but they can also be linked to menopause. The hormone swings of menopause and perimenopause can cause gums to become irritated and inflamed and increase the risk of gum irritation, redness, swelling, bleeding and other oral health problems.
Women who are experiencing irritated, inflamed or swollen gums may be able to manage their condition by improving their dental hygiene routines. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush after every meal can reduce plaque and oral bacteria. Flossing at least once daily can remove buildup in those hard-to-reach areas between teeth and along the gumline. Regular dental checkups are also important.
Women who have dry mouth in addition to bleeding gums may benefit from chewing sugar-free gum or sucking on sugar-free candies. A well-balanced diet, fluoridated water and a natural menopause treatment may also be able to help reduce oral health risks associated with gum disease and dry mouth. Untreated, gum disease can lead to chronic bad breath, pockets of infection, loose teeth, misaligned teeth or tooth loss. Systemic inflammation or infection can also occur if gum disease is not properly addressed or managed.
DON’T PAUSE may be able to help women achieve better health during menopause. DON’T PAUSE is designed to provide menopause natural relief using 100 percent natural ingredients, including green tea extract, pomegranate and soy isoflavones to restore your body’s hormonal balance. It also includes black cohosh, which is commonly used to help relieve irritated and swollen gums.
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