Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Changes in hormone levels can cause oral health problems for women. During puberty, gums can become more sensitive. During menstruation, some of the same symptoms can occur in addition to the development of canker sores. During pregnancy, the increased level of progesterone can cause pregnancy gingivitis. Finally, during menopause, women may experience an alteration in taste, burning sensation, decreased saliva flow and sensitivity to cold or hot beverages or foods.