It seems that postmenopausal women who have smoked may have a higher risk of losing their teeth than women who have never smoked. These findings were published in a new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Buffalo.
Included in the study were more than 1,000 women who. Smoking has been associated with tooth loss for a long time, but it seems that postmenopausal women experience more tooth loss than males. Even though postmenopausal women may have good oral health practices such as brushing regularly, flossing, and even visiting their dentist, in general postmenopausal women have more tooth loss of men the same age. The study has concluded that smoking can be a variable in the study that is important.
What does this all mean? It means that if you are a woman who has smoked and are nearing the age of menopause, you might have a higher risk of losing your teeth. However, although this may be the case, the situation is not hopeless. Women and men who have missing teeth can get dental implants. This procedure is one that can replace the teeth that are missing and give everyone the smile they may have lost.