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Is puberty a contributing factor to gingivitis in teenagers?

Hormonal changes during puberty put teens at greater risk for getting periodontal disease. The hormones increase blood circulation to the gums, making them  swollen and tender. Good brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings are very important during puberty.

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