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I keep having bleeding gums every month during my periods.Why is this so? .

Posted Jul 13 2011 4:02am

During puberty, increased level of hormones such as progesterone and oestrogen can cause your gum to be more sensitive, leading to a greater reaction to food particles and the presence of plaque. The gums become swollen, turn red and may feel painful to touch.

Some women experience menstruation gingivitis which is characterized by bleeding gums, bright red swelling of the gums between the teeth and sores or ulcers in the mouth. The symptoms usually clear up once period starts.

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene during these hormonal changes so that your bone and gums surrounding the teeth remain healthy.

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