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Experts agree that women of all ages need to be careful to look after their dental health.
Studies have found that various periodontal diseases are more likely to occur at various stages of a woman's life.
Brian Mullally, who conducted one study of women aged 20 to 35, found that those taking contraceptive pills had more gingival bleeding and deeper periodontal pockets, which is a sign of disease.
He warned that younger women should not imagine periodontal disease to be suffered only by older people, Science Daily said.
Another study, reported in the Journal of Periodontology, which focused on postmenopausal women, found that those with periodontal bacteria in their mouths were more likely to have bone loss in their oral cavities - which can lead to losing teeth.
Author Renee Brennan also noted that overweight women were more likely to have oral bone loss connected to bacteria in the mouth.
Website www.perio.org advises women to maintain good dental hygiene at all stages of their lives.
Increased sex hormones in puberty can increase blood circulation to gums and make them swollen and tender, while some women may experience gingivitis while menstruating, when pregnant or after menopause.
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