Women tend to lose 40 percent of their total bone mass during perimenopause to menopause. Hormones which are protective to bones, such as estrogen, are lost.
Bone loss that occurs in the spine and hips can also occur to the bone mass in the jaw.
We recommend that you discuss with your dentist if you are going through menopause because dentists need to be aware in order to monitor more closely any changes in gum health and underlying bone, which may prove to be a difficult conversation.
By the time that 80 percent of women reach the age of 50 years old, they begin skipping their cycle
Effects on the oral health of menopausal women include the following:
Are you taking supplements such as vitamins, calcium and Vitamin D, bisphosphonates or any other doctor prescription for osteoporosis.
Screening tests for osteoporosis include the following: