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Tooth loss risk in post-menopausal women

By July 18, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

New research forecasts that over one in four post-menopausal women are likely to suffer from tooth loss over a five year period.

A study of over 1,000 post-menopausal women indicates that around one in four are likely to suffer tooth loss over a five year period, and the risk increases to nearly 90 per cent if other risk factors are present, especially diabetes and if they smoke.

The American based study found that 293 post-menopausal women out of 1,021 (28.7 per cent) had suffered from tooth loss over the five year study period.

Previous studies have potentially linked the menopause to tooth loss because of factors such as bone loss and oestrogen deficiency. The impact of the menopause may go some way to explain why women more often suffer from tooth loss, despite generally having better oral health than men….read more

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