Older women 'must see dentist frequently'

Older women 'must see dentist frequently'

Postmenopausal women should see the dentist more often, one expert has said.

Older women showed increased dental plaque levels which could endanger the jawbone, according to research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic.

Researcher Leena Palomo explained that menopausal women at risk for osteoporosis are also in danger of developing periodontal disease, which damages the bones that anchor teeth.

Consequently, women should visit their dentist for a check up more than twice a year.

This comes after Dr Anoop Maini from Aqua Dental Spa said cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular and is no longer seen as the reserve of celebrities.

He explained that cheaper procedures have made cosmetic dentistry more accessible to the public.

"There are so many more tools which are available to us which became more prevalent on the dental market for the last three or four years which allow patients to have treatments more affordably," explained Dr Maini.

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