All I know is that I floss everyday, go for regular cleanings 4X/year, etc. and there is always something going on with my teeth/gums. It is very frustrating!
Many years ago, one of my front tooth just suddenly had bone loss. It was fine when my dentist did x-rays, then couple of later weeks later the tooth was loose. He had it removed, had a fake put in. He found it weird that that happened...but weird things tend to happen to me anyway. I also had deep pockets (receding gum) the back part of my mouth. Ended up having two of my back teeth removed. I would also get sudden small cavities. So, no matter how much I try to take care of my teeth, there seems to always be something. I guess I can blame it on peri-meno! LOL!
I was told that a lot of dental is related to genetics and if you tend to have allergies (I do), you are likely to have plaque buildup a lot easier (even tho they seem to only spend 20 mins. cleaning my teeth each time). Don't freak out...you will be fine. As long as you go to the dentist have things taken care of, you will not lose all your teeth.
Originally Posted by sodepressed
I'm 37 and had a hysterectomy 6 years ago. I'm on calcium and estrogen but have noticed that my gums have receded and my teeth have moved. I'm pretty sure that I have a front top tooth that is loose.
All I can think about is loosing my teeth and I'm freaking out. I can't get into my dentist until the 20th.