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Could I have loose teeth due to menopause?

Could I have loose teeth due to menopause?

Tooth loss: Menopause does not mean tooth loss. Tooth loss is a function of poor oral hygiene, gum disease, bone loss (due to infection of the gum and not menopause or osteoporosis), tooth decay, accidents. So do a good home care, see your dentist for regular check ups and cleaning. And make sure you ask about the health of your gums. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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I have been informed by my dentist that I have loose teeth due to bone thinning. Couldnt it just be from menopause?

I have been informed by my dentist that I have loose  teeth due to bone thinning. Couldnt it just be from menopause?

Related to menopause: Many women experience bone thinning after menopause because of lack of estrogen. Ask your doctor whether you should have a bone mineral density scan to check for thinning of your bones (osteoporosis). There are medications that will help slow bone loss. And don't forget calcium and vitamin d. Weight-bearing exercise may also help prevent bone loss. ...Read more

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Can your teeth become loose after menopause?

Can your teeth become loose after menopause?

No: After menopause teeth does not become loose, unless you have disease of the gums or other dental problem. ...Read more

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My adult tooth is loose, afraid I have bone loss or is it just menopause?

Gum disease?: Menopause should not cause you to have a loose tooth, even if you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Loose teeth can have a number of different causes: periodontal disease is the most likely reason, an infected or abscessed tooth, or occlusal trauma. See a dentist to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed early menopause.Age 44. Not keen on HRT.Can I cover my healthcare, teeth,heart,bones, skin with phytoestrogens, diet, lifestyle.Worried.

Diagnosed early menopause.Age 44. Not keen on HRT.Can I cover my healthcare, teeth,heart,bones, skin with phytoestrogens, diet, lifestyle.Worried.

Better off with: regular exercise, moderate weight lifting x2-3 per week, vitamin D3, vitamin k2 (grass fed butter and ghee) and magnesium supplementation. Avoid soy ! (can interfere with your thyroid axis unless it is fermented like natto, miso and tempeh) ...Read more

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Could menopause contribute to tooth loss?

Could menopause contribute to tooth loss?

It possibly can..: Osteoporosis can be a contributing factor. Please see below link, which states: "..Observations strongly suggest that middle-aged women may be more likely to retain their teeth if they avoid smoking and undertake a program effective in preventing progression of osteoporosis." http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/6615088. ...Read more

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Is there a link between tooth loss, menopause and incontinence?

Is there a link between tooth loss, menopause and incontinence?

No: Tooth loss if not because of extraction due to deep caries is usually due to periodontitis or gum disease caused by bacteria destroying supporting bone around teeth. ...Read more

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