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How do hormonal changes in women affect risk for gum recession?

Female hormones affect the gums, making women more likely to get gum disease. Some women may experience gingivitis prior to their menstrual cycle, while post-menopausal women may have bone mineral loss which can lead to periodontal disease. Other gum conditions may occur during menopause.

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