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Hi I just started taking an oral contraceptive and my gums have started to bleed and are very tender. I brush my teeth twice a day and regularly go to the dentist. This is the first problem I have had with my teeth or gums. IS it possible the two are related?

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Hi,
main cause for the bleeding & tender gums is Bacterial Deposits on the tooth surface i.e. Plaque. Oral contraceptives can alter the response of Gums to the Plaque. Visit a dentist and get your Scaling done. Technique of teeth brushing is more important than the frequency of brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene.

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