Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Menopause is a normal condition that occurs in women over the age of 40 in the aging process. Menopause affects the body in a number of ways as well as the oral cavity. Menopausal women may experience an alteration in taste, burning sensation, decreased saliva flow and sensitivity to cold or hot beverages or foods. Menopausal women may develop osteoporosis (loss of bone density) and the relationship between bone loss and a woman's risk for periodontal disease is being studied.