Spotlight on Women and Teeth

Ruth Heredia

/ Dentist

August is a great month for teeth! It’s when the Australians are encouraged to remember the importance of caring for their pearly whites during Dental Health Week, running from August 1-7.

In 2016, the ADA (Australian Dental Association) has put the spotlight on Women’s Health; in particular, focusing on the significant way in with which hormones can play havoc with a woman’s oral health, and her teeth.

Major life events like puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause can have a profound and dramatic effect on the state of your teeth and gums. However, a recent study has shown that so many women are unaware of the impact that these life stages on their oral health

For more information about these changes and how they can affect your health or a loved one’s health, look up


If you have more questions, or are keen to know how life events are affecting your mouth in particular, call our friendly skilled dental team at Ashburton to keep your smile, bright and sparkling!!