· By Dr. Heff
Questions to Ask a Menopausal Dental Patient
Menopause begins between the ages of thirty-five to forty-five for most women. If you have a patient experiencing dry mouth, menopause should be a consideration during your clinical examination. Here is a helpful list of medical history questions for menopausal patients:
Treating menopausal women is one more example of why Minimum Intervention Dentistry and communication between a team of therapists and dentists is crucial for optimum patient care.
A healthy diet, a daily dose of exercise, sunshine, and laughter are nature's best medicines. However, please remember that many homeopathic HRT pathways aren’t ideal for an oral microbiota that’s already compromised by menopause. Please speak to your patient about supplements as well as prescription medication.
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