Thyroid Disease And Oral Health
Thyroid disease is considered an autoimmune disorder and is more common in women, although men are sometimes affected as well. It is often diagnosed after childbirth and during the menopausal years. While thyroid disease can cause a myriad of symptoms, such as slow heart rate, sweating, constipation, diarrhea, both weight loss and weight gain, shaking, sleepiness, and goiter, it can also have an effect on your oral health. Here are some ways thyroid disease can affect your teeth and gums.