Women need to be aware that they are at higher risk for periodontal disease and gum disease especially if they suffer from fibromyalgia. There may not be enough conclusive evidence into understanding why, but there is a correlation between various hormone levels in the body and inflammation in the gums surrounding the teeth.
We have solid evidence of inflammation in chronic fatigue syndrome, and the recent research on connective-tissue inflammation in fibromyalgia is pretty compelling. If widespread inflammation is already noted, it stands to reason we'd have it in the mouth. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome both involve hyperalgesia (amplified pain,) so any gum pain caused by inflammation can be extra painful.
Mouth sores are common in a lot of autoimmune diseases. We know fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome both involve immune dysfunction, and some evidence suggests autoimmunity. Either way, a malfunctioning immune system can allow for the proliferation of viruses that cause mouth sores and gum inflammation, such as herpes viruses.
Sadly, most of us have been told that our routine oral hygiene must be meticulous. Thus inferring that we've somehow morphed in these last few years to an uneducated, bumbling idiot not taking great pains in care of our teeth. Yet, nothing can be further from the truth. Most suffers of fibromyalgia exert great effort with their daily preventative maintenance. Unfortunately, we can be still plagued with sensitive gum inflammation intermittently.
You may be surprised to find less occurrences if you switch to a good electric toothbrush, especially if it houses a sanitation UV light. An electric toothbrush’s rotating head features bristles which can reach further thanks to the combination of motion and equal pressure from the brush itself. Most electronic toothbrushes are set for equal time for each quadrant which ensures a better, longer brushing and a great, clean feeling. Most importantly, an electric toothbrush is an excellent tool in the fight against gingivitis and gum disease in your mouth.
I personally use the Dental RX after being referred from my dentist due to a recent need for extensive periodontal treatment. I've found less overall gum sensitivity since inception. I am not a spokes person for the company, but have found the product overall superior to other's I've tried.