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Menopause Conversations
Ep 46 Dental Health and Women’s Health

Featured on “Menopause Conversations” with Amantha King

We’re excited to share the highlights from a special episode fo the “Menopause Conversations” podcast, hosted by Amantha King, where our very own Dr. Shabnam Zai was the esteemed guest.

Does Menopause Affect Teeth and Gums

In the podcast, Dr. Shabnam Zai and Amantha King discuss the often-overlooked link between menopause and dental health.  Many women, including Amantha herself experience oral health issues like burning mouth syndrome and gum sensitivity during menopause.   Dr. Shabnam sheds light on how fluctuations in hormones can lead to various symptoms, including:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Burning Mouth
  • Facial Pain
  • Gum Recession and Sensitivity

Proactive Steps for Optimal Oral Health

Dr. Shabnam doesn’t just outline the problems, she also provides valuable solutions and preventative measures to ensure optimal oral health during menopause.  Key recommendations include:

  • Brushing Habits: Brush twice daily for two minutes, and avoid rinsing immediately after to allow fluoride to work effectively.
  • Diet and Hydration: Stay hydrated and be mindful of acidic drinks like lemon water, which can erode enamel.
  • Regular Dental Visits: Ensure regular check-ups with your dentist and hygienist to catch and address issues early.
  • Understanding Symptoms: Recognise that bleeding in the mouth is a sign of a problem that some toothaches may actually be neuralgia.

Menopause and Dental Health

The “Menopause Conversations” podcast episode serves as a valuable resource for women navigating the intricate relationship between menopause and dental health. Dr. Shabnam Zai’s expertise and the insightful discussion with Amantha King highlight the importance of understanding and proactively caring for our health during all life’s stages.

Stay updated with the latest in dental and women’s health by following our blog and Dr. Shabnam Zai’s social media channels. Together, let’s embrace a holistic approach to health and wellness, ensuring a happier, healthier life during menopause and beyond.


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Shabnam ZaiShabnam ZaiJanuary 26, 2024

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