National Women’s Health Week: May 12-18 (Don’t forget about Dental Health!)
TIP OF THE DAY: Floss -To-Go for Multitaskers! Tuesday May 14 – This one goes out to the ladies…. especially all you ladies who are incredibly busy balancing careers, families, school, and all of the things that keep us running ragged! Flossing daily is of course good for your gums, but did you know it might also be good for your heart?
Do you ever feel like you don’t even have time to brush your teeth, much less floss them? We understand! We’re inviting women to stop into any one of our locations and ask for a free floss sample now through Saturday May 18! We have traditional floss, as well as dental floss picks that are easy to store in your purse, bag, cup holder in the car, etc. You’ll have floss when you think of it – even when you’re on the go! At a stop light, waiting for an appointment, while out running errands, etc.
May 13. 2013
National Women’s Health week is going on from May 12 through May 18, sponsored by U.S. Office of Women’s Health. There are many health issues that are unique to women including some relating to dental health.
- Hormones & Gingivitis – according to the American Dental Association, the hormones that trigger puberty in young women, as well as the hormones associated with pregnancy, can greatly increase the risk for Gingivitis and Periodontal issues (gum disease). This means women need to give their teeth and gums a little extra TLC, as regular brushing and flossing and regular dental check-ups are the best way to prevent gum disease altogether!
- Pregnancy & Tooth Loss Myth – good news! The American Dental Association also states that the notion that pregnancy can result in tooth loss or degradation during pregnancy is not true. However, the ADA recommends that pregnant women take prenatal supplements and eat a diet that includes calcium, Vitamin D and Folic Acid, as while calcium not come from teeth during pregnancy, it can be mobilized from bones if needed, so take good care!
- Stomach Acid & Tooth Decay – women who experience severe morning sickness during pregnancy, as well as women who suffer from eating disorders, are more likely to experience dental caries and erosion of tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments can help with acid erosion, as well as rinsing with water immediately after being sick. Eating disorders are more prevalent among women. If you know someone who may be living with an eating disorder, you can learn more by contacting the National Eating Disorders Association.
Some people also prefer to see a female dental professional. At 1st Family Dental, we are proud to have a diverse and talented group of clinicians on our team – both men and women. Today we’d like to highlight the women dentists at 1st Family Dental. Be sure to check out all of our great clinical team members at 1st Family Dental!