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Can regular hormonal changes affect my risk of gingivitis?

Hormonal changes affect women's gums, making them more likely to get gingivitis. Some women may experience a flare up of gingivitis before their menstrual cycle, while post-menopausal women suffer from bone mineral loss which leads to periodontal disease. Other gum conditions may occur during menopause.

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