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Menopause and the Impact on Teeth and Gums

November 25, 2018

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teeth, dentalhealth, smile, dentist, oralhealthMenopause sees the onset of hormone changes ending the menstrual cycle for a woman. These hormone changes can also affect dental health and your dentist can advise on best practices during this transition.

Key takeaways:

– Dry mouth through low levels of estrogen can impact on teeth enamel as saliva helps protect from bacteria.

– Regular dentist check-ups help identify issues such as loose teeth due to osteoporosis from lower estrogen levels.

– Menopause can worsen existing gum disease, leading to loose teeth, infection and tooth sensitivity.

“However, osteoporosis can affect alveolar bone as well, which is the bone that helps support teeth in the jaw. If alveolar bone becomes less dense, it can lead to loose teeth and even tooth loss.”

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Kamala Aydazada BDS (Hons)

Kamala has over 11 years of private clinic based experience in general dentistry with a special clinical interest in Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry. Her unrivaled commitment to perfectionism and natural propensity for artistic excellence have made her very popular with patients, both adults and children. Kamala is distinguished for treating complex, multidisciplinary cases, but more importantly, loves having the opportunity to see a patient achieve a smile transformation they’d only dreamed of. She prides herself on taking the time to get to know her patients, and build lasting relationships as their partner in achieving optimal oral health.

After graduating from dental school with distinction in Restorative Dentistry (BDS), she continued education gaining a Postgraduate Diploma at the prestigious Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (UK). Kamala enjoys adapting latest techniques into her daily practice and frequently attends numerous training workshops worldwide. The recent ones include the programs taught by distinguished global professionals such as Dr Pascal Magne (USA) and Dr Richard Porter (UK).

Kamala was awarded a highly esteemed membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014 (MJDF). Most recently, she completed an acclaimed one-year course and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry - the course exclusively focused on enhancing smile aesthetic appearance and function.

Outside of providing advanced dental care for her patients, Dr. Aydazada is happily married with one son. In addition to her skill as a dentist, Dr. Aydazada used her attention to detail and skill a pianist. She attended a music academy for more than five years, and has the ability to play piano semi-professionally.

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