There are new researches and findings that are taking women’s health at the center. But this research is very unique within itself. New researches can effectively show that the menstrual cycle of women that they go through every month might not only be confined to the endometrium. It can also affect oral and overall physical health.
Menstrual Cycle, Dietary Sugar, And Smoking Is Altering The Oral Health Of Women
“Our findings show that the effects of the menstrual cycle may not be limited to the endometrium, but can also affect the microbial ecology of the mouth,” says Nagihan Bostanci who is a Professor of Inflammation Research of Periodontics, at the Department of Dental Medicine.
She indicated many studies and researches within her conversation. But the particular study that she mentioned has supposedly created some very new and latest evidence on this fact. Even if someone takes good care of teeth and gums, the regular menstrual cycles of women’s hormones can produce temporary oral microbial changes.
These micro bacteria can eventually take oral health towards the deterioration. There are many other issues that the study indicated. Some of them are high dietary sugar consumption and smoking during their menstrual cycle. It can create huge risk factors and it can worsen oral health as well as affect menstrual health.
There must be a raising awareness everywhere about the menstrual cycle of women. The hormonal levels inside a women’s body change differently at different parts of their lives. These changes may cause some serious issues in their overall health as well.
These include puberty, the monthly menstruation cycle, when using contraceptives, during pregnancy, and at menopause. Raising a better national and global awareness is very important because this is a different situation where it is found that irregular menstrual cycles can gave oral problems. It depends a lot on the lifestyle of a woman as well.
Why this study is specifically concentrating on the dental field because this equally important as any other health issue. This is indeed an important issue of women’s health. This issue should take the aspects of women´s physiology in preserving oral health.
Women’s oral health becomes more open and vulnerable during their menstrual cycle. It requires increasing self-oral hygiene and professional screening actions during the time of period and it can also strengthen repression against oral diseases, such as gingivitis. There was research conducted where 103 women of reproductive age with regular menstrual cycles gathered up. All of them were enlisted in gynecological clinics in Copenhagen and profiled their salivary microbiome at the Karolinska Institutet.
The name of the study was “MiMens—Microbiome dynamics during the menstrual cycle”. It eventually took place in a collaboration with the Center for Translational Microbiome Research. This was directed by Associate Prof. Ina Schuppe Koistinen, the Department of Dental Medicine, Prof Nagihan Bostanci at KI, and from the Department of Medicine, University of Copenhagen Prof Henriette Svarre Nielsen. Women’s oral health has a direct connection with their menstrual health and their lifestyle.