Understanding menopause mouth, with Dr Uchenna Okoye

It is with a very heavy heart that we let you know that Dr Uchenna Okoye died just a few weeks after this episode was recorded. She passed away at her home on the 15th September 2023.

We are heartbroken and shocked beyond measure at this news. At the wishes of her family and colleagues we’re sharing this episode with you as a tribute to her tremendous tenacity and talent, and to acknowledge the legacy she leaves in the world of dentistry.  We really hope you can enjoy this episode in the spirit it was intended. 

For Menopause Awareness Month, leading cosmetic dentist Dr Uchenna Okoye joined Liz on this episode of the podcast to help us better understand the changes menopause can have on the mouth.

Uchenna shared the effects changing hormone levels can have on our mouth health at different life stages, such as pregnancy and menopause.

Liz and Uchenna discussed common oral symptoms of the menopause, such as gum disease and burning mouth syndrome, and shared oral hygiene hacks to care for our mouths.

The episode also covered the benefits of mouth taping, tongue scraping and chewing gum.

Stream the episode below, or download the recording via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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