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Red Hot Mamas & Osteoarthritis

September 30, 2018

It may not seem likely that brushing your teeth twice a day can stave off serious life-threatening conditions, but there is growing evidence to support this notion. Maintaining your oral health goes beyond achieving a bright smile as dental health has been widely linked to your overall health by both dental and medical experts.

Women, in particular, need to pay special attention to their oral health as unique hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy and menopause make them more susceptible to oral health problems. In addition to simple and complex oral health concerns, menopausal women are more prone to osteoporosis, a degenerative bone disease.

While it continues to be important for women to get regular dental and medical checkups, brush twice a day and floss, they too need to be aware how estrogen, or the loss thereof, can jump-start oral health problems. If you or a loved one would like more information about how menopause affects women’s oral health, we invite you to join us for a special seminar in the Red Hot Mamas® lecture series.

Mark Baker, DDS, will be presenting on “Women and Oral Health.” This seminar will be held in the Pebble Creek Conference Room at the Portneuf Medical Center on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

Doors open at 6 p.m.; the presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat, visit www.portneuf.org/event/rhm or call 208-239-2033. To learn more about Portneuf’s upcoming seminars, including Red Hot Mamas®, be sure to like Portneuf Medical Center on Facebook.

The Red Hot Mamas® organization is a leading provider of information and support programs to women to help optimize their health at menopause and beyond.

Medically reviewed by: Mark Baker, DDS

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